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How Dwight From 'The Office' Can Show You How to Write Backstory

Learning how to write backstory can deepen any character's arc. And maybe the best use of it is Dwight from The Office. Have you ever wondered what happened before your favorite film or television show began? We call that stuff backstory, and it's just as important as the forward progress you'll be writing because it informs the story and can keep the audience interested in the story to come. When you're developing a character you want to build their backstory so the actor knows what to do and the audience knows what to expect. But what sets some backstories apart from others. And how can you create a backstory that's both unique and carries emotional depth? Let's go over some basic strategies for creating character backstories by using Dwight from The Office as our lead example. Let's go to Schrute Farms! How to Write Backstory Using Dwight from 'The Office' A great backstory should: 1. Intrigue viewers to want to get to know a character. 2. Explain why the character is the way they are. Read More...

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Published By: NoFilmSchool - Thursday, 19 September

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