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Aug 01, 2007
| ISBN 9781599633541
Aug 01, 2007 | ISBN 9781599633541
Create unforgettable characters your readers will love!45 Master Characters will make your characters and their stories more compelling, complex and original than ever before.You’ll explore the most common male and female archetypesthe mythic, cross-cultural models from which all characters originateand learn how to use them as foundations for your own unique characters. Examples culled from literature, television and film illustrate just how memorable and effective these archetypes can befrom “Gladiators” and “Kings” like Rocky Balboa and Captain Ahab to “Amazons” and “Maidens” like Xena and Guinevere.The mythic journeys of heroes and heroinesthe progression of events upon which each archetype’s character arc developsare also examined. Building such a “journey” into your character’s story will enable you to stop worrying about what happens next and get on with telling your tale.It’s a power-packed method for creating characters that stand the test of time!
Victoria Schmidt is a screenwriter for film and television. A graduate of the film programs at UCLA and NYU, she holds a Masters degree in screenwriting from Loyola Marymount. She lives and writes in Los Angeles.
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