Do your characters have A or B Type personalities? Or perhaps something from both?
Or maybe they are a C Type or D Type? With associations to blood types, or maybe some humor? Today’s post will be a study of personality type systems or groups with four different types; and a study in melding them together for a realistic personality.
Continue reading “Character Archetypes – X for X-Type (A Study of 4’s)”
Very early this year I published a large post on using tarot for writing inspiration. Since then, the post has made some headway around the tarot community in general. Here are some additional resources as an update to the original post, found here.
Continue reading “More Resources for Using Tarot for Writing”
Villains aren’t an archetype, but a necessary character type for any story. But there are many villainous archetypes a villain can fit into, some of which will be listed in this post.
Continue reading “Character Archetypes – V for Villain (28 Villain Types)”
The Ubermensch in this sense is another name for the superhero or superhuman. However the post also discusses the non-super-powered ubermensch.
Continue reading “Character Archetypes – U for Ubermensch”
The Traitor is a villain-type to the main character, but often not realised as such until much later into the storyline. It’s this element of surprise which makes the traitor a very successful archetype.
Continue reading “Character Archetypes – T for The Traitor (and the Shapeshifter)”
The Sidekick is a character who accompanies the hero or protagonist on their journey.
Continue reading “Character Archetypes–S for Sidekick”
While I work on getting back into the Character Archetype Series (S to Z to go), I wanted to share a good blog series recently published as a writing resource.
Continue reading “Ideation Resource – Idea Camp”
It is the Winter school holidays in these parts. My family spent a lovely and well-needed family holiday in Hawaii a couple of weeks ago. But I returned with some bad news and an extra bad cold, so it will take a little time to recover.
Update: The Character Archetypes series will have a little rest for a couple of weeks while I catch up and get back into the stream of writing.
But really, this is just a note and ode to my lost writing companion, Rocky.
Continue reading “Ode to a Writing Companion”
The Royals – Kings, Queens, Princesses, Monarchs etc, are often also the Rulers of our fictional worlds. But both archetypes also come in good or bad forms.
Continue reading “Character Archetypes – R for Royals & Rulers”