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Monday Morning Editor's Picks - Everything About Character Development

For those who've followed my writing on Balls of Steel, you know how I love crawling into my characters' heads. This week, I want to share with you a FREE download to help you find plot points that fit with your characters' story arcs! Get your FREE Structure Grid of Character Development and Plot as well as other free downloads compliments of ScriptMag.

For more products to help you in creating characters and finding ways to evolve them, check out these great resources at The Writers Store:

Character Writer 3.1 - What’s the one element that can make a story a megahit? A complex and compelling character at the center of the action is the thing that can blast a story into the blockbuster stratosphere.

You can quickly create characters that connect with Character Writer 3.1, a development program that combines the power of the Enneagram personality-typing system with story-generating tools to help you create fully realized characters and perfectly organized plots, all in one easy-to-use interface.

10 Effective Techniques for Creating Your Cast of Character - Tom Benedek wrote the screenplay for Cocoon, The Adventures of Pinocchio, and other films. In this On Demand webinar, learn how to bring your characters to life on the page. Using prompts and brainstorming tools, tap into your personal creative resources and the world immediately surrounding you to create intriguing, accessible, and unforgettable characters for your script.

Persona Character Development Software - Go look at your library of writing tools. What do you see? Products to help create a story outline, a place to compile research, a dictionary app, spellchecking, and more. But what about your characters? What do you use to develop them, or do you just sort of, you know, let them evolve. Get a full review of Persona by Forris Day Jr.

Get a roadmap to your story's structure and character development with our FREE Download Structure Grid of Character Development and Plot

Editors Picks

Jeanne Veillette Bowerman is the Editor and Online Community Manager of Script Magazine and a webinar instructor for The Writers Store. She is Co-Founder and moderator of the weekly Twitter screenwriters’ chat, #Scriptchat, and wrote the narrative adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Slavery by Another Name, with its author, Douglas A. Blackmon, former senior national correspondent of The Wall Street Journal. Jeanne also is President of Implicit Productions and consults with writerson how to build and strengthen their online and offline networks as well as face their fears in order to succeed in writing and in personal peace - a screenwriter's therapist. More information can be found on her blog, ramblings of a recovered insecureaholic. Follow@jeannevb on Twitter.