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45 Master Characters, Revised Edition: Mythic Models for Creating Original Characters
     

45 Master Characters, Revised Edition: Mythic Models for Creating Original Characters

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by Victoria Lynn Schmidt
 

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Create unforgettable characters your readers will love!

Want to make your characters and their stories more compelling, complex, and original than ever before? 45 Master Characters is here to help you explore the most common male and female archetypes--the mythic, cross-cultural models from which all characters originate.

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Create unforgettable characters your readers will love!

Want to make your characters and their stories more compelling, complex, and original than ever before? 45 Master Characters is here to help you explore the most common male and female archetypes--the mythic, cross-cultural models from which all characters originate.

  • Explore a wide variety of character profiles including heroes, villains, and supporting characters.
  • Learn how to use archetypes as foundations for your own unique characters
  • Examine the mythic journeys of heroes and heroines--the progression of events upon which each archetype's character arc develops--and learn how to use them to enhance your story.

Complete with examples culled from literature, television, and film, 45 Master Characters illustrates just how memorable and effective these archetypes can be--from "Gladiators" and "Kings" like Rocky Balboa and Captain Ahab to "Amazons" and "Maidens" like Wonder Woman and Guinevere. Great heroes and villains are necessary to bring any story to life; let this guide help you create characters that stand the test of time.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781599635361
Publisher:
F+W Media
Publication date:
12/15/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
304
File size:
2 MB

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Meet the Author

Victoria Lynn Schmidt is an author, instructor, and authority on creativity. Her books for Writer’s Digest include 45 Master Characters, Story Structure Architect, and the best-selling Book in a Month. These three titles show readers how to hone their craft and reach their dream of writing a book or screenplay.

Victoria began her career as a screenwriter for film and television. She is a graduate from the prestigious film program at UCLA, holds a master's degree in screenwriting from Loyola Marymount University and a doctorate in psychology. She also attended film school at NYU and studied independent filmmaking in NYC with some of the top artists in the field. She was awarded the Rocco Viglietta scholarship for creativity, a full Regents Scholarship to UCLA and she is a member of the Golden Key National Honor Society. She also teaches for several Universities including Tiffin University where she uses 45 Master Characters to explore cultural archetypes.

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45 Master Characters, Revised Edition: Mythic Models for Creating Original Characters 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Writing book less than 300 pages Very quick read that is meant to be used as a reference. It uses stereotypes to help define female and male characters. It goes into their personalities, motivations, fears, how they can be villains, and supporting characters. It also delves into basic journeys for the characters and further discusses supporting characters. I could see myself using it to help in defining my characters, picking a supporting character’s personality, and I need all the villain help I can get. My advice as with most writing help books is to borrow it or read a sample before buying it. Your mileage will vary with it. I have not utilized this book to help in my writing to date.