October 21-24, 2021
Pasadena, CA

Backstory Is Behavior: Generating Habits of Conduct From Moments of Helplessness

Backstory informs all of the character’s behavior: habits, confidence, manner of speech, selection of friends, etc. To create that behavior, we need to look to moments of helplessness in the character’s past that former their key responses to both positive and negative experience. In this presentation, David Corbett (The Art of Character, The Compass of Character) will guide participants in which moments of helplessness to explore, how to create from them habits of behavior, and how to discern from them the character’s core question or theme.