Writing Masterclass: The Creator Archetype

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…

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Writing Masterclass: Slowing Down the Pace of a Narrative

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.

Writing Masterclass: Hero Archetypes

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.