I read a post recently that described the Creator Archetype as someone with inexhaustible creativity and imagination and I thought about how wonderful that sounded. Imagine a character bursting at the seams with ideas…
The lover archetype can be broadened to include professional relationships as opposed to strictly being associated with physical romantic partners. The lover is someone who hates to be alone and thrives when they are with people, especially when they make lasting connections.
Recently I was asked to read and review a novelette after offering some honest opinions on a group in social media. During my first read, I began to notice similarities between our creative writings: neither of us had slowed the pace of the action and because of that the smaller, more intricate details that make our readers love our characters were overlooked.
The first person you might think of when you think of rebel characters may be Han Solo, the space anarchist of the century. But what makes Han Solo’s character so damn likeable and how can we emulate this within our own writing?
Star Lord, Indiana Jones, Tomb Raider all have one thing in common, their determination to explore.
The caregiver characters are rarely protagonists. Originally known as the mother archetype, the caregiver traits involve a motherly approach. For instance, traditionally they are quick to forgive, loving, and offer support and guidance to the protagonist…
In some ways, the hero archetype is the most used character trait in fiction. Every big franchise has a hero of some description: Harry Potter, Katniss Everdeen, Lisbeth Salander to name a few. Whether it’s the classic: “I’m something special” hero like Potter or the tragic hero who has suffered an ill fate like Hamlet, they are seemingly ever present in our books, our films and everything in between.