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Spike Lee’s 5 Tips for Developing Strong Characters

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Jun 28, 2021 • 4 min read

In a movie, well-rounded, complex characters take an audience on an emotional journey. While writing a compelling character description is a solid start, creating memorable characters requires considerable insight and consideration. If you're a first-time screenwriter learning the art of developing great characters, there’s perhaps no better guide than writer and director Spike Lee.