February 13, 2019 at 11:49AM
I'm doing research for my first feature-length screenplay and I'm not far from being ready to start writing the outline and treatment. However I'm not sure about character design (background story, charachteristic etc). Do you write that before or after the outline and treatment? I mean I kinda wanna do it before, so that I know more about the character, but on the other hand I don't really know what's gonna happen to him before I've written the outline. Would it be better to figure out the plot and scenes and then do character design before proceeding to writing the screenplay?