Lesson 20: Act 2 – Subplots and Somebodies

Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify Listen on Google Podcasts In this episode, Trevor talks about how to develop your supporting cast, create compelling subplots, and find the organic structure of your narrative. Learn how to humanize the bit parts of your stories and why it’s so important to treat characters like real people … More Lesson 20: Act 2 – Subplots and Somebodies

Lesson 19: Act 2 – The Big Bad

Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify Listen on Google Podcasts In this episode, Trevor talks about the distinction between villains and antagonists, how to humanize them in the story, and ways to create memorable, necessary opponents for your protagonist. For more info about the show, check out homesteadonthecorner.com Help support the show at http://www.patreon.com/homesteadcornerMore Lesson 19: Act 2 – The Big Bad

Lesson 15: Act 1 – Countdown

Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify Listen on Google Podcasts In this episode, Trevor discusses techniques and ideas for developing characters within the first act of your story. Learn how to create empathy for your protagonist, demonstrate the problems with their ordinary world, and introduce readers to fundamental flaws through character’s reactions to the … More Lesson 15: Act 1 – Countdown

Lesson 05: Wheels, Arcs, and Circles of Character Development

Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify Listen on Google Podcasts Learn how characters can change, grow, and evolve in the course of a story by using the character wheel, character arcs, and the Value Circle. Self-published author Trevor Van Winkle discusses his methods for understanding and creating interesting character journies. Character Development Diagram:¬†www.homesteadonthecorner.com/podcastextras For … More Lesson 05: Wheels, Arcs, and Circles of Character Development

Lesson 03: Building the Character Web

Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify Listen on Google Podcasts Learn to develop complex characters in your book, script, or screenplay using the Character Web – the network of supporting characters built around the protagonist. Self-published author Trevor Van Winkle breaks down basic character types and ways to show, rather than tell, the reader … More Lesson 03: Building the Character Web