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Archetypal Character Arcs, Pt. 14: The Mage’s Shadow Archetypes - Helping Writers Become Authors

Archetypal Character Arcs, Pt. 14: The Mage’s Shadow Archetypes - Helping Writers Become Authors

Will the character triumph--or succumb in the end to the powerful temptations of either of the Mage's shadow archetypes, the Miser or the Sorcerer?

Taking Full Advantage of Your Character's Traits - Helping Writers Become Authors

Taking Full Advantage of Your Character's Traits - Helping Writers Become Authors

Points out the potential pitfall that occurs when authors talk big about the interesting traits belonging to a character, but never make good by using them within the story.

Archetypal Character Arcs, Pt. 13: The Crone’s Shadow Archetypes - Helping Writers Become Authors

Archetypal Character Arcs, Pt. 13: The Crone’s Shadow Archetypes - Helping Writers Become Authors

If the character cannot powerfully transition into the final act of life, the risk is that of sliding into the Crone's shadow archetypes.

When Arguments Are a Good Thing: Conflict in Dialogue - Helping Writers Become Authors

When Arguments Are a Good Thing: Conflict in Dialogue - Helping Writers Become Authors

Ten important do's and don'ts of writing entertaining and plot-moving conflict in dialogue.

Archetypal Character Arcs, Pt. 12: The King’s Shadow Archetypes - Helping Writers Become Authors Writing Resources, Writing Tips, Shadow Archetype, Grammar Tips, Story Structure, Writing Characters, Hero's Journey, Character Development, Archetypes

Archetypal Character Arcs, Pt. 12: The King’s Shadow Archetypes - Helping Writers Become Authors

Whether this powerful character brings life to the Kingdom depends on if he is in the grip of the King's shadow archetypes of Puppet and Tyrant.

How to Tell if You Should Show Your Character's Backstory - Helping Writers Become Authors Writing Resources, To Tell, Writer, Told You So, Author, Books, Character, Libros, Writers

How to Tell if You Should Show Your Character's Backstory - Helping Writers Become Authors

Compares two movie adaptations of The Scarlet Pimpernel to discover how you can best convey your character's backstory.

Archetypal Character Arcs, Pt. 11: The Queen’s Shadow Archetypes - Helping Writers Become Authors Shadow Archetype, Good Character, Story Structure, Writing Characters, Hero's Journey, Snow Queen, Character Development, Archetypes, How To Memorize Things

Archetypal Character Arcs, Pt. 11: The Queen’s Shadow Archetypes - Helping Writers Become Authors

The Queen’s shadows have the potential to block her possibility for a positively transformative archetypal character arc.

Do You Know the Two Ingredients in a Perfect Book Ending? - Helping Writers Become Authors Writing Resources, Writing Tips, Authors, Writers, Did You Know, Bookends, Two By Two, Novels, Facts

Do You Know the Two Ingredients in a Perfect Book Ending? - Helping Writers Become Authors

Talks about how authors must magically combine inevitability and unexpectedness to give readers a perfect book ending.

Archetypal Character Arcs, Pt. 10: The Hero’s Shadow Archetypes - Helping Writers Become Authors Writing Resources, Writing Tips, Shadow Archetype, Tyler Durden, Story Structure, Writing Characters, Hero's Journey, Character Development, Archetypes

Archetypal Character Arcs, Pt. 10: The Hero’s Shadow Archetypes - Helping Writers Become Authors

The Hero’s shadow archetypes of Coward and Bully are especially important (and cautionary) due to the pervasiveness of the Hero’s Journey.

Archetypal Character Arcs, Pt. 10: The Hero’s Shadow Archetypes - Helping Writers Become Authors Writing Resources, Writing Tips, Shadow Archetype, Tyler Durden, Story Structure, Writing Characters, Hero's Journey, Character Development, Archetypes

Archetypal Character Arcs, Pt. 10: The Hero’s Shadow Archetypes - Helping Writers Become Authors

The Hero’s shadow archetypes of Coward and Bully are especially important (and cautionary) due to the pervasiveness of the Hero’s Journey.

What Do Your Character's Possessions Tell Readers? - Helping Writers Become Authors Authors, Writers, Writing Resources, Presents, Character, Gifts, Favors, Lettering, Gift

What Do Your Character's Possessions Tell Readers? - Helping Writers Become Authors

When we view someone’s stuff, we unconsciously form an opinion about them. The same holds true for a character's possessions in our books.

Archetypal Character Arcs, Pt. 9: The Maiden’s Shadow Archetypes - Helping Writers Become Authors Shadow Archetype, Writing Characters, Good Character, Best Mother, Character Development, New Perspective, Archetypes, Naive, Great Books

Archetypal Character Arcs, Pt. 9: The Maiden’s Shadow Archetypes - Helping Writers Become Authors

Out of fear and egoism, the Maiden's shadow archetypes would prevent her from embracing a new perspective and completing her journey.

The Biggest Danger of Multiple POVs - Helping Writers Become Authors Writing Advice, Writing Resources, Authors, Writers, Novels, How To Plan, Big, Fiction, Romance Novels

The Biggest Danger of Multiple POVs - Helping Writers Become Authors

Cautions against the potential pitfall of having readers grow frustrated with multiple POVs as the result of liking one POV better than the other.

Archetypal Character Arcs, Pt. 8: Introduction to the 12 Shadow Archetypes - Helping Writers Become Authors Book Writing Tips, Writing Resources, Writing Help, Story Inspiration, Writing Inspiration, Shadow Archetype, Writing Characters, Hero's Journey, Fantasy Romance

Archetypal Character Arcs, Pt. 8: Introduction to the 12 Shadow Archetypes - Helping Writers Become Authors

Each positive character archetype inherently represents a struggle with related shadow archetypes--one passive and one aggressive.

Are You Giving Readers the Tools to Understand Your Story? - Helping Writers Become Authors Authors, Writers, Writing Resources, Understanding Yourself, Your Story, Giving, Tools, Instruments, Writer

Are You Giving Readers the Tools to Understand Your Story? - Helping Writers Become Authors

Talks about when and how to explain pertinent details to your readers without over-complicating your scenes.

Archetypal Character Arcs, Pt. 7: The Mage Arc - Helping Writers Become Authors Legend Of Bagger Vance, Secondhand Lions, Create Your Character, Book Writing Tips, Writing Resources, Story Structure, To Kill A Mockingbird, Writing Characters, Hero's Journey

Archetypal Character Arcs, Pt. 7: The Mage Arc - Helping Writers Become Authors

The powerful and mysterious Mage Arc--the final archetypal character arc--turns its attention to questions of power and surrender.