A Writer's Guide to Characterization: Archetypes, Heroic Journeys, and Other Elements of Dynamic Character Development

A Writer's Guide to Characterization: Archetypes, Heroic Journeys, and Other Elements of Dynamic Character Development

by Victoria Lynn Schmidt

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ISBN-13: 9781599635576
Publisher: F+W Media
Publication date: 08/27/2012
Pages: 218
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Victoria Lynn Schmidt is recognized internationally as a journey & archetype guru for the creative writer. She is the author of Advanced Writing Techniques , Book in a Month , Story Structure Architect , and 45 Master Characters.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part 1 Archetypes & How they Interact

Chapter 1 Female Heroes and Villains 7

Chapter 2 Female Interactions 19

Chapter 3 Male Heroes & Villains 35

Chapter 4 Male Interactions 46

Chapter 5 Romantic Relationships 59

Part 2 Animal Archetypes

Chapter 6 Animals as Archetypes 123

Chapter 7 The Bear: Patience & Connection 128

Chapter 8 The Buffalo: Gratitude & Trust 136

Chapter 9 The Cougar: Assertiveness & Mastery 142

Chapter 10 The Coyote: Curiosity & Resourcefulness 148

Chapter 11 The Deer: Innocence & Awareness 154

Chapter 12 The Dolphin: Transcendence, Harmony & Purpose 161

Chapter 13 The Fox: Cleverness & Resourcefulness 167

Chapter 14 The Horse: Freedom & Victory 172

Chapter 15 The Whale: Normalcy & Self-Acceptance 177

Chapter 16 The Wolf: Individuality & The Group Dynamic 183

Chapter 17 The Eagle: Deep Relationships & Patriotism 188

Chapter 18 The Hummingbird: Finding Inner Peace 194

Chapter 19 The Tiger: Mysticism & Kingship 199

Chapter 20 The Snake: Transformation, Death & Rebirth 204

Chapter 21 The Butterfly: Joyful Transformation 209

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