“All there is- is the things that people say. Why do they say them? To get something from each other. Guy A wants to get something from girl B. Girl B wants to get something from guy A. That’s why they talk. The rhythm of their speeches is a certain kind of poetry, which structured so if each one of them is pursuing a specific goal, you might even call it a play.”
Have your character use the jargon of his or her profession.
This lesson had me a little confused with ‘not’ manipulating change in the character, it could be because I was multitasking; listening to the video, petting my cat, trying to remove the cat hair off my computer and watching Captain Kirk. My thoughts, I may be wrong, but what I got was -let your character evolve don’t force it.
At one point he said,( And I am paraphrasing here) that when you create your characters, create a man or woman, don’t color them in. You want your readers to imagine themselves as that character. You will lose that connection if you become too specific at the beginning.