Life offers questions and a multitude of pathways which each and every one of you has the opportunity to explore, only there are no reruns, no restarting at the last checkpoint.
The caregiver characters are rarely protagonists. Originally known as the mother archetype, the caregiver traits involve a motherly approach. For instance, traditionally they are quick to forgive, loving, and offer support and guidance to the protagonist...
All is a little too quiet. The water of the lake is still, unmoved, the air too hot, too thick and heavy.
In some ways, the hero archetype is the most used character trait in fiction. Every big franchise has a hero of some description: Harry Potter, Katniss Everdeen, Lisbeth Salander to name a few. Whether it's the classic: "I'm something special" hero like Potter or the tragic hero who has suffered an ill fate like Hamlet, they are seemingly ever present in our books, our films and everything in between.
The door to the closet rattled. Usually, it only shook during the day when the trains went by but it was dark outside and I had been asleep for a while.
I recently discovered that in some cases the Orphan archetype is the transformation from an innocent character to a warrior or hero type character.
Back in March, I wrote an article about the various different archetypes as suggested by Carl Gustav Jung & Vladimir Propp. If you didn't read it, you can read it here. As my main character in my work in progress novel begins her story as an innocent archetype I thought this week I would explore what it [...]
Emma rolled out of bed, picking up her phone in the process. Feet slapped on the wooden staircase as she nearly ran to the kettle, the lure of coffee too strong to warrant a long lay in.
Avocados are the stepping stone into the middle class, Jan thought as she diced the bright green flesh and served them on top of the bean burger.
Artyom’s skin was burning. Not in the metaphorical sense but the real life, stuck in a building that was on fire, kind of burning.