Characterization: Exploring Layers of Self

Characterization: Exploring Layers of Self

In writing fiction, non-fiction, scripts, biographies, memoirs, journals, and poetry, one creates characters of self whose personae ultimately achieve a breathing life on paper, stage, and film. The written characters must, therefore, present authentic voices and lifestyles to the reader and audience, a constituency who will experience a view of themselves from page, stage, or screen. Nathan Ross Freeman discusses characterization and shares the extended benefit of the search and revelation of self necessary to compose human interactions that live on page, on stage, or on screen