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Is Your Character Talking Too Much? - Helping Writers Become Authors

Is Your Character Talking Too Much? - Helping Writers Become Authors

Points out the problem of having a character do too much talking and not enough doing within your story.

Archetypal Character Arcs, Pt. 19: The Flat Archetype of the Ruler - Helping Writers Become Authors

Archetypal Character Arcs, Pt. 19: The Flat Archetype of the Ruler - Helping Writers Become Authors

The Flat archetype of the Ruler represents the potential period in a person’s life in which he or she is in a position of leadership.

Archetypal Character Arcs, Pt. 18: The Flat Archetype of the Parent - Helping Writers Become Authors

Archetypal Character Arcs, Pt. 18: The Flat Archetype of the Parent - Helping Writers Become Authors

We don’t often think of the Flat archetype of the Parent with the same enthusiasm as we do the Hero. And yet they are intrinsically linked.

Archetypal Character Arcs, Pt. 17: The Flat Archetype of the Lover - Helping Writers Become Authors Book Writing Tips, Writing Resources, Writing Prompts, Human Life Cycle, Story Structure, Writing Characters, Hero's Journey, Character Development, Life Cycles

Archetypal Character Arcs, Pt. 17: The Flat Archetype of the Lover - Helping Writers Become Authors

A deeply nuanced archetype that evolves with us for most of our lives, the Flat archetype of the Lover is inherent and integral.

Archetypal Character Arcs, Pt. 16: The Flat Archetype of the Child - Helping Writers Become Authors Funny Nurse Quotes, Nurse Humor, Work Memes, Work Humor, Books For Boys, My Books, Book Writing Tips, Writing Resources, Writing Ideas

Archetypal Character Arcs, Pt. 16: The Flat Archetype of the Child - Helping Writers Become Authors

The archetype of the Child is necessarily an archetype of deep vulnerability and surprisingly powerful impact upon other characters.

Here Are 5 Great Ways to Pace Your Story - Helping Writers Become Authors Authors, Writers, Nouns And Verbs, Your Story, Writing Resources, Writing Tips, Inspiration, Biblical Inspiration, Writing Prompts

Here Are 5 Great Ways to Pace Your Story - Helping Writers Become Authors

Five tips for learning how to pace your story by taking this important plot skill beyond instinct to conscious action.

Archetypal Character Arcs, Pt. 15: Introduction to the 6 Flat Archetypes - Helping Writers Become Authors Books And Tea, I Love Books, Good Books, Up Book, Book Of Life, Book Suggestions, Book Recommendations, Reading Lists, Book Lists

Archetypal Character Arcs, Pt. 15: Introduction to the 6 Flat Archetypes - Helping Writers Become Authors

Flat archetypes are often seen teaching other characters some of the same lessons they just learned in their own previously completed arcs.

Archetypal Character Arcs, Pt. 14: The Mage’s Shadow Archetypes - Helping Writers Become Authors Shadow Archetype, Writing Characters, Fictional Characters, Learn To Fight, Dark Power, Story Structure, Hero's Journey, Best Novels, Writing Tips

Archetypal Character Arcs, Pt. 14: The Mage’s Shadow Archetypes - Helping Writers Become Authors

Will the character triumph--or succumb in the end to the powerful temptations of either of the Mage's shadow archetypes, the Miser or the Sorcerer?

Taking Full Advantage of Your Character's Traits - Helping Writers Become Authors Authors, Writers, Character Trait, Writing Resources, Writer

Taking Full Advantage of Your Character's Traits - Helping Writers Become Authors

Points out the potential pitfall that occurs when authors talk big about the interesting traits belonging to a character, but never make good by using them within the story.

Archetypal Character Arcs, Pt. 13: The Crone’s Shadow Archetypes - Helping Writers Become Authors Writing Resources, Writing Tips, Shadow Archetype, Writing Characters, Fictional Characters, Grammar Tips, Authors, Writers, Story Structure

Archetypal Character Arcs, Pt. 13: The Crone’s Shadow Archetypes - Helping Writers Become Authors

If the character cannot powerfully transition into the final act of life, the risk is that of sliding into the Crone's shadow archetypes.

When Arguments Are a Good Thing: Conflict in Dialogue - Helping Writers Become Authors Writing Resources, Writing Tips, Authors, Writers, Book Nerd, Writing Inspiration, Love Is All, Romance, English

When Arguments Are a Good Thing: Conflict in Dialogue - Helping Writers Become Authors

Ten important do's and don'ts of writing entertaining and plot-moving conflict in dialogue.

Archetypal Character Arcs, Pt. 12: The King’s Shadow Archetypes - Helping Writers Become Authors Writing Resources, Writing Tips, Shadow Archetype, James Frazer, Human Life Cycle, Jungian Psychology, Grammar Tips, Story Structure, Writing Characters

Archetypal Character Arcs, Pt. 12: The King’s Shadow Archetypes - Helping Writers Become Authors

Whether this powerful character brings life to the Kingdom depends on if he is in the grip of the King's shadow archetypes of Puppet and Tyrant.

How to Tell if You Should Show Your Character's Backstory - Helping Writers Become Authors Writing Resources, Writing Tips, Authors, Writers, Anthony Andrews, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Two Movies, Best Novels, To Tell

How to Tell if You Should Show Your Character's Backstory - Helping Writers Become Authors

Compares two movie adaptations of The Scarlet Pimpernel to discover how you can best convey your character's backstory.

Archetypal Character Arcs, Pt. 11: The Queen’s Shadow Archetypes - Helping Writers Become Authors Character Types, Character Development, Shadow Archetype, Outlining A Novel, Authors, Writers, Story Structure, Writing Characters, Hero's Journey

Archetypal Character Arcs, Pt. 11: The Queen’s Shadow Archetypes - Helping Writers Become Authors

The Queen’s shadows have the potential to block her possibility for a positively transformative archetypal character arc.

Do You Know the Two Ingredients in a Perfect Book Ending? - Helping Writers Become Authors Writing Resources, Writing Tips, Authors, Writers, Did You Know, Two By Two, Facts, Books, Libros

Do You Know the Two Ingredients in a Perfect Book Ending? - Helping Writers Become Authors

Talks about how authors must magically combine inevitability and unexpectedness to give readers a perfect book ending.

Archetypal Character Arcs, Pt. 10: The Hero’s Shadow Archetypes - Helping Writers Become Authors Writing Resources, Writing Tips, Shadow Archetype, Authors, Writers, Tyler Durden, Writing Characters, Hero's Journey, Best Novels

Archetypal Character Arcs, Pt. 10: The Hero’s Shadow Archetypes - Helping Writers Become Authors

The Hero’s shadow archetypes of Coward and Bully are especially important (and cautionary) due to the pervasiveness of the Hero’s Journey.