Dynamic Characters in Narrative Songwriting

Dynamic Characters in Narrative Songwriting - What does “character development” or “developing characters” mean?

July 07, 2022   |   0   |   Episode 033 Shownotes

Dynamic Characters in Narrative Songwriting

Dynamic Characters in Narrative Songwriting - What does “character development” or “developing characters” mean?


Episode Overview:

[00:01:19] The importance of the song’s character

[00:06:45] Developing characters vs. evolving characters.

[00:10:15] Three reasons why fleshing out your characters is so darn important.

[00:11:36] What makes a well-developed character?

[00:12:13] How does character development affect the story?

[00:13:37] Different kinds of characters in songwriting

[00:15:40] Dynamic Characters in Songwriting

[00:24:38] How to create a dynamic character for your next song?

[00:28:44] "Dynamic Characters" – Assignment


Dynamic Characters in Narrative Songwriting

Episode 033



What does  “character development” or “developing characters” mean?

And do we, as songwriters, really have to think about how we create our song’s character? And if so, how can we show the audience a character in the lyrics that they can invest themselves in? That is so believable that they themselves have the power to carry the message of the song?

If you ever thought that the task of character development is for writers of novels or screenplays only, this episode will surprise you.

So let’s dive in and find out more about the importance of your song’s character.

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