The Writer’s Guide to Characterization: Archetypes and Other Elements of Dynamic Character Development Writers Digest Books (Soft Cover & kindle/Nook) Featured in display cases in 600 B&N bookstores for NaNoWriMo.
In this comprehensive guide, author Victoria Lynn Schmidt examines cross-cultural archetypes to illustrate how they can make your work more powerful and compelling. Plus, you’ll learn how to draw from Jungian psychology to add complexity and believability to your characters:
Victoria is featured in Creating Characters due out in December 2014. .
Book in a Month Writers Digest Books (Spiral Bound & Kindle/Nook) Turned into a magazine available on newsstands worldwide and was featured in display cases in 600 B&N bookstores for NaNoWriMo.
Story Structure Architect Writers Digest Books (Soft Cover & Kindle/Nook)
Story Structure Architect is your comprehensive reference to the classic recurring story structures used by every great author throughout the ages. You’ll find master models for characters, plots, and complication motifs, along with guidelines for combining them to create unique short stories, novels, scripts, or plays. You’ll also learn how to:
Especially featured are the standard dramatic situations inspire by Georges Polti’s well-known 19th century work, The Thirty-Six Dramatic Situations. But author Victoria Schmidt puts a 21st-century spin on these timeless classics and offers fifty-five situations to inspire your creativity and allow you even more writing freedom. Story Structure Architect will give you the mold and then help you break it.
45 Master Characters: Mythic Models for Creating Original Characters Writers Digest Books (Hardcover/Softcover Kindle/Nook) 2 editions. Translated into Korean & Chinese, & in print worldwide for over 13 years
Create unforgettable characters your readers will love! In print for over 13 years!
Want to make your characters and their stories more compelling, complex, and original than ever before? 45 Master Characters is here to help you explore the most common male and female archetypes–the mythic, cross-cultural models from which all characters originate.