[Craft Series] First Impressions: How to Nail the Character Introduction

James Moorer
Top Tier Writer

Picture this: you sit down to finally write that script you've been developing and outlining forever. As you put and begin to write, you get to your characters' first appearance and you stop to consider how best to introduce them. Should you talk about their backstory, their personality, that scar they got when they fell off their bike in the seventh grade? And how much detail is too much? 

Beyond the introduction you write for them, there's also the characters' dialogue to consider. What should their first lines be? And how can you be sure that the reader understands this character quickly? 

To answer all this and more, Roadmap welcomes Top Tier Writer James Moorer to the webinar stage! 

This 90 Minute Webinar Will Cover: 

  • Characterization
  • The importance of evocative language 
  • Voice and Dialogue
  • Live Q&A 


About Your Host

Cleveland, Ohio native, James Moorer is a Los Angeles based screenwriter who writes both features and TV projects. James specializes in stories with protagonists that are underdogs, not afraid to get their hands dirty. James won the Roadmap Diversity Initiative Program in August of 2018, and has produced a number of shorts, including a re-imagining of Stephen King’s IN THE DEATHROOM. James’ recently had three projects optioned, one based on his written pitch.

What To Expect

Immediately after registering, you will receive an Order Confirmation that serves as the receipt for your registration. In the Order Summary section of this email, there will be a link reading "CLICK HERE FOR INSTRUCTIONS" that will take you to the page containing the Webinar recording. Under that link will be the Password you'll need to unlock the page and enjoy!


If you have any questions or any trouble accessing the recording, email our Director of Education Alexandra Davies at alex@roadmapwriters.com!

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