Movie goers want to follow a protagonist in action. This character may rise to the occasion of the challenge, or succumb while trying to defeat it.
Either way, there's drama and that's good for you, the screenwriter.
Some screenwriters start with plotting the story. But if you pitch only a string of incidents to producers, you'll bore them. What really sustains them is a good story with an active character who's out there.
So what about this protagonist or antagonist who must refuse to be shy?
What if you set up a beginning personality and an ending personality? In other words, beginning character traits and ending character traits. Now fill in the middle (transformation).
What events could the character go through to satisfy the transition -- the personality change?
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