Why are we here? What's our purpose? Does it matter?
I read a post recently that described the Creator Archetype as someone with inexhaustible creativity and imagination and I thought about how wonderful that sounded. Imagine a character bursting at the seams with ideas...
Waterfalls have a way of deceptively looking peaceful but get caught in the rapids and you'll quickly be sucked under.
The lover archetype can be broadened to include professional relationships as opposed to strictly being associated with physical romantic partners. The lover is someone who hates to be alone and thrives when they are with people, especially when they make lasting connections.
If I were a star in the night sky I could look down on all these different stories and I'd never get tired.
Recently I was asked to read and review a novelette after offering some honest opinions on a group in social media. During my first read, I began to notice similarities between our creative writings: neither of us had slowed the pace of the action and because of that the smaller, more intricate details that make our readers love our characters were overlooked.
"This immortality bullsh*t is driving me insane," Artyom spoke in a choked voice as he held the smoke in his lungs.
The first person you might think of when you think of rebel characters may be Han Solo, the space anarchist of the century. But what makes Han Solo's character so damn likeable and how can we emulate this within our own writing?
Her dress clung to her every curve as if she had spent an hour in a downpour. She was flawless. She was the temptress luring men to their doom with her good looks and an infectious laugh that made John melt at the sound.
Star Lord, Indiana Jones, Tomb Raider all have one thing in common, their determination to explore.