45 Master Characters: Mythic Models for Creating Original Characters

45 Master Characters: Mythic Models for Creating Original Characters Review

This volume explores the most common male and female archetypes, provides instructions for using them to create original characters and gives examples of how other authors have brought such archetypes to life in novels, films and television....

Title:45 Master Characters: Mythic Models for Creating Original Characters
Edition Language:English

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  • Darusha Wehm

    I've never cared for the eurocentric "hero's journey" and this book relies entirely on those archetypal characters and story arcs. It claims to be a feminist update, with separate female characters an...

  • K.S.R.

    Great books are what they are, largely due to strong character archetypes. This book is a phenomenal classroom in your lap for learning all about archetypes and what kinds of character archetypes they...

  • Hesper

    Useful for tween fanfic writers, I suppose, or people who like silly formulas, but that's insulting to both of those groups.Look: she only marginally grasps the mythological figures she uses as archet...

  • J.R. Newell

    If you want a good book on archetypes to help you with your writing, I wouldn't necessarily recommend this book (see instead The Complete Writer's Guide to Heroes & Heroines by Tami Cowden, Caro LaFe...

  • James

    A lot of good stuff, but it could have been much better done. I anticipated a plug-and-crank formulaic writing cookbook, and this book is better than that; the author does give extensive and concrete ...

  • Tez

    In 2008 or earlier, I learned that character arcs were troublesome for me. In 2009, I requested titles of craft books that might help me, and Victoria Lynn Schmidt's 45 Master Characters is a gem. It ...

  • Olivia

    I found this interesting and a very creatively fruitful read, mostly because I wanted to argue with author on every page. While it's true that archetypes are powerful and useful tools, I think writing...

  • Dani Ger

    The master character models (including the new 46th downloadable character -which link has changed), the supporting character models, and the feminine and masculine journeys are very helpful for craft...

  • Kayla

    Without a doubt, Victoria Schmidt's revised edition of "45 Master Characters" is the best character reference guide I own. Not only does the book go into depth about the different archetypes like it p...

  • Betty

    There is no book on the planet that does a better job of revealing the characteristics of archetypes so well. In my opinion, almost anyone reading this book is likely to exclaim at least a couple doze...