Writers Guide to Characterization











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.

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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:

  • 40 lessons on character development (with examples from well-known films and novels) that you can apply to your own work
  • Questionnaires and exercises to help you select male and female archetypes and adapt them to your story
  • 15 classic animal archetypes (including the coyote, snake, tiger, and butterfly) you can use to build convincing character profiles