Character Trees


RocketJump and VGHS writers Matt and Will walk us through a really useful tool that can help you develop your characters: The Character Tree!

Lesson Plan

Some of view may already recognize this video, as it originally aired December 2014 as part of the RJFS beta test!

The Character Tree is a writing tool that can help you in a variety of ways– building a character, cracking a scene, coming up with ideas, getting unstuck. There are many different variations of character trees! Use the one that best helps you.

You don't have to make a character tree for every character you want to write. It's just another tool in your screenwriting toolbox to help make the story happen.

Download a simplified version of the Character Tree guide!

Or check out Film Crit Hulk's more detailed version for more guidance!

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