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Characters on the Couch (Part 16)

Thursday, November 2nd, 2006

This Follows on from: Characters on the Couch (Part 15). The first part can be found at: Characters on the Couch (Part 1). Five Steps to Use Your Character’s Archetype This simple process may help you use the idea of archetypes when writing a character. Step 1: Search for your Character’s Soul Think about your […]

Characters on the Couch (Part 15)

Wednesday, October 25th, 2006

This Follows on from: Characters on the Couch (Part 14). The first part can be found at: Characters on the Couch (Part 1). So why use Archetypes? As a writer there are several advantages to using archetypes when designing characters. Archetypes give characters personalities that readers can easily identify with. They make characters memorable by […]

Characters on the Couch (Part 14)

Wednesday, October 11th, 2006

This Follows on from: Characters on the Couch (Part 13). The first part can be found at: Characters on the Couch (Part 1). The Sage Archetype "The truth will set you free." Sages seek the discovery of truth, knowledge and wisdom. They prize research and intelligence. Their aim is to understand the world. They also […]

Characters on the Couch (Part 13)

Wednesday, October 4th, 2006

This Follows on from: Characters on the Couch (Part 12). The first part can be found at: Characters on the Couch (Part 1). The Explorer Archetype "Don’t fence me in." Explorers seek freedom and fulfilment. They seek to boldly go, aimlessly wandering with the autonomy to be true to their soul. They are iconoclasts who […]

Characters on the Couch (Part 12)

Wednesday, September 27th, 2006

This Follows on from: Characters on the Couch (Part 11). The first part can be found at: Characters on the Couch (Part 1). The Yearning for Paradise The Innocent Archetype “Free to be you and me.” The Innocent wants to be happy and to do things right. They have faith and opportunism. Other key traits […]

Characters on the Couch (Part 11)

Wednesday, September 20th, 2006

This Follows on from: Characters on the Couch (Part 10). The first part can be found at: Characters on the Couch (Part 1). The Magician Archetype “It can happen. ” Magicians seek knowledge so that they can make dreams come true. They are mediators and visionaries seeking win-win outcomes where no one loses out. The […]

Characters on the Couch (Part 10)

Wednesday, September 13th, 2006

This Follows on from: Characters on the Couch (Part 9). The first part can be found at: Characters on the Couch (Part 1). The Outlaw Archetype “Rules are meant to be broken.” Outlaws seek revenge and revolution. They want to bring about the destruction of what is working. Their tactics are disruption, shock and outrage. […]

Characters on the Couch (Part 9)

Wednesday, September 6th, 2006

This Follows on from: Characters on the Couch (Part 8). The first part can be found at: Characters on the Couch (Part 1). Leaving a Thumb Print on the World The Hero Archetype "Where there’s a will there’s a way." The hero’s core desire is to act courageously. With heroes it’s all about winning and […]

Characters on the Couch (Part 8)

Wednesday, August 30th, 2006

The Lover Archetype This Follows on from: Characters on the Couch (Part 7). The first part can be found at: Characters on the Couch (Part 1). "I only have eyes for you." Lovers are evangelical in their promotion and focus on relationships, sensuality and pleasure. They hold truthfulness and commitment dear. Harmonious relationships and emotional […]

Characters on the Couch (Part 7)

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2006

The Regular Guy/Gal Archetype This Follows on from: Characters on the Couch (Part 6). The first part can be found at: Characters on the Couch (Part 1). "All men and women are equal." Regular Guys and Gals have a strong need to belong. They are realistic, practical and empathetic. They are good at making connections […]

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