Monday morning is the start of a new week. It's not usually everybody's cup of tea as it signifies the beginning of unwanted chores, such as going back to work after a weekend off, or battling with that dreaded load of washing that has been piling up gradually on your chair. Everyone knows the chair. [...]
This week I have been learning about the Sombali language, a regional dialect spoken in the Philippines which uses compass directions (North, South, East and West) to orient themselves.
The more I age and the further I delve into the realm of the twenties, the more I realise that this era is meant for reinvention. Consequently, I am a firm believer that reinventing yourself will help you to find yourself.
I truly believe that in order to fulfil ones potential, we need to move past societal expectations and make our own paths.
As time passes I’m finding it easier and easier to write. It’s also most likely that age old saying that reading more makes you a better writer, which to no ones surprise, is true. My latest venture has been the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon, which has been an interesting take on the Scottish highlands [...]
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...
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.
"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?
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.