A Writer's Guide to Characterization: Archetypes, Heroic - download pdf or read online

By Victoria Lynn Schmidt

ISBN-10: 1599635577

ISBN-13: 9781599635576

Develop compelling personality arcs utilizing the ability of myth!

In the simplest novels, characters suffer dramatic adjustments that preserve readers turning pages. A Writer's consultant to Characterization exhibits you the way to strengthen such significant personality arcs on your personal work--stories of transformation that may resonate with readers lengthy after the tale ends.

In this finished advisor, writer Victoria Lynn Schmidt examines cross-cultural archetypes to demonstrate how they could make your paintings extra robust and compelling. Plus, you are going to methods to draw from Jungian psychology so as to add complexity and believability for your characters.

Schmidt additionally provides:

  • 40 classes on personality improvement (with examples from recognized movies and novels) so that you can observe in your personal work
  • Questionnaires and workouts that will help you decide upon female and male archetypes and adapt them for your story
  • 15 vintage animal archetypes (including the coyote, snake, tiger, and butterfly) you should use to construct convincing personality profiles

With A Writer's advisor to Characterization, you should have the knowledge you must infuse the improvement of your characters with drama and authenticity.

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