17.20: Basics of Ensemble Characterization
Your Hosts: Dan Wells, Zoraida Cordova, Kaela Rivera, and Howard Tayler
What’s the difference between an ensemble story, and a story the has a lot of characters in it? Zoraida Cordova joins us for this episode, kicking off an eight-episode mini-master-class about ensembles. In this episode we discuss what makes ensembles work, and how we distinguish the “pro-protagonist” from the “co-protagonist” as we create character arcs.
Credits: This episode was recorded by Marshall Carr, Jr., and mastered by Alex Jackson.
Homework: Look at your pro-protagonist. Free-write a scene in which they’re applying for the job of being the protagonist in your story.
Thing of the week: Valentina Salazar is Not a Monster Hunter, by Zoraida Cordova
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