I was fortunate enough to hear Laurie Hutzler speak about her character paradigm called the Emotional Toolbox. She has divided characters. The Character Map is a proven way to develop characters that have a rich compelling emotional journey and a dynamic set of internal and. Laurie Hutzler had several plays produced in regional theaters across the country .. “Laurie Hutzler’s “Emotional Toolbox: The Character Map” is constructive.

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The Story is in The Struggle 29th December Time very well spent. And you can pick it up again even if you get interrupted. The film can be set laugie any era past, present, or futurein any tone or style thriller, space odyssey, mystery, love story, etc.

ETB Screenwriting | Character Map

On the opposite side, there is fear which causes conflict in the character. The Character Map is a proven way to develop characters that have a rich compelling emotional journey and a dynamic set of internal and external personal conflicts. ETB Screenwriting 1 week ago. It was brilliantly presented and provided so much food for thought both as a writer and in my role as creative consultant looking to help invigorate and re-excavate long running series — in this case Casualty.

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Joely Sue Burkhart novelist and author of: Lately, I have moved into film. The Spiritual Character Map: I have been plodding along with a writing project and was tired with the characters but I feel that concepts within the course will give it a breath of fresh air and inspire chadacter to get out of a rut!!


I am a beginner in screenwriting. The Spiritual Character Map: ETB Screenwriting 1 week ago. I found both upon the recommendations of two friends, who heard you speak. I use the books and the newsletter to help brainstorm characters, traits, wants vs. It has also helped me to construct believable plots with the characters making decisions that heighten the comedy. Normaly I vharacter after the second or third day. But Laurie shows them how.

Not only giving us the ability to make sure all our inhabitants are fully drawn but also giving us the ability to see who is actually missing from the current slate.

Facebook View on Facebook. I was working on a re-write that I am doing on a script I wrote last spring and an idea for next quarter that I kicked around with a friend yesterday all fell into place. Thanks also for your helpful website.

I recognize my feeling on a set for the dramatic situation and I can change it very fast when working with actors. Decide for yourself– ScreenplayADay Script And one really great quality that comes through her work is that she really cares about character, wherever they may be playing, a quality that rubs off on her audiences. When I read the questions about the mask, fear, and need of the character, a huge lightbulb went off. Twitter Tweets by LaurieHutzler. It was extremely usefull not only by structuring the thinking process about our characters but also as a method to reconsider some personal experiences in a way that produces sometimes astonishing results.


It would be a great pleasure to continue the workshop with Laurie next year. The biggest obstacle to writers is self belief. We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website.

The Emotional Toolbox Character Map

The skills I developed during your workshop have proved to be invaluable — especially while mapping out our new characters — so a huge thank you! The story possibilities are endless.

You can imagine what that did to my ability to focus. Laurie also gives good support to her customers. MondayMusings — Off to South Africa! Email required Address never made public. They avoid intimacy and delay over making the slightest decision. May it make us all better storytellers! Her material works, period.

They carry secrets as they search for the ultimate truth. What a revelation they proved to be. It is a perfect how-to book… Bravo! Laurie breaks down the screenwriting process into clear daily steps. It was fantastic and really opened my eyes to delving deep within the characters I create.

Jonathan Hourigan, writer, director, script editor and university lecturer on film and television, London, England. If you continue to use this site we will assume that you are happy with it.