45 Master Characters

45 Master Characters

Mythic Models for Creating Original Characters

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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.
Publisher: Cincinnati, OH : Writer's Digest Books, [2012], c2001
Edition: 2nd ed
ISBN: 9781599635347
1599635348
Branch Call Number: 808.397 S354f 2012
Characteristics: x, 277 p. ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Forty-five master characters

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Jan 24, 2013

The best book on characters ever!! Read it!! Now!!

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