Writing Masterclass: The Caregiver Archetype

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…

Writing Masterclass: Hero Archetypes

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.

Writing Masterclass: The Innocent Character Archetype

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 itContinue reading “Writing Masterclass: The Innocent Character Archetype”