45 Master Characters Revised Edition

Great heroes and villains are necessary to bring any story to life; let this guide help you create characters that stand the test of time.

Author: Victoria Lynn Schmidt

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 1599635348

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Create unforgettable characters your readers will love! Want to make your characters and their stories more compelling, complex, and original than ever before? 45 Master Characters is here to help you explore the most common male and female archetypes--the mythic, cross-cultural models from which all characters originate. Explore a wide variety of character profiles including heroes, villains, and supporting characters. Learn how to use archetypes as foundations for your own unique characters Examine the mythic journeys of heroes and heroines--the progression of events upon which each archetype's character arc develops--and learn how to use them to enhance your story. Complete with examples culled from literature, television, and film, 45 Master Characters illustrates just how memorable and effective these archetypes can be--from "Gladiators" and "Kings" like Rocky Balboa and Captain Ahab to "Amazons" and "Maidens" like Wonder Woman and Guinevere. Great heroes and villains are necessary to bring any story to life; let this guide help you create characters that stand the test of time.

45 Master Characters

Explores the most common male and female fictional archetypes, provides instructions for using them to create your own original characters, and gives examples of how other authors have brought such archetypes to life in novels, film and ...

Author: Victoria Schmidt

Publisher:

ISBN: 1582971447

Category: Characters and characteristics in literature

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Explores the most common male and female fictional archetypes, provides instructions for using them to create your own original characters, and gives examples of how other authors have brought such archetypes to life in novels, film and television. Worksheets are then included for writers to develop and map the lives of their own characters.

45 Master Characters Revised Edition

Great heroes and villains are necessary to bring any story to life; let this guide help you create characters that stand the test of time.

Author: Victoria Lynn Schmidt

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781599635361

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

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Create unforgettable characters your readers will love! Want to make your characters and their stories more compelling, complex, and original than ever before? 45 Master Characters is here to help you explore the most common male and female archetypes--the mythic, cross-cultural models from which all characters originate. • Explore a wide variety of character profiles including heroes, villains, and supporting characters. • Learn how to use archetypes as foundations for your own unique characters • Examine the mythic journeys of heroes and heroines--the progression of events upon which each archetype's character arc develops--and learn how to use them to enhance your story. Complete with examples culled from literature, television, and film, 45 Master Characters illustrates just how memorable and effective these archetypes can be--from "Gladiators" and "Kings" like Rocky Balboa and Captain Ahab to "Amazons" and "Maidens" like Wonder Woman and Guinevere. Great heroes and villains are necessary to bring any story to life; let this guide help you create characters that stand the test of time.

45 Master Characters

Create unforgettable characters your readers will love! 45 Master Characters will make your characters and their stories more compelling, complex and original than ever before.

Author: Victoria Schmidt

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781599633541

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

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Create unforgettable characters your readers will love! 45 Master Characters will make your characters and their stories more compelling, complex and original than ever before. You'll explore the most common male and female archetypes—the mythic, cross-cultural models from which all characters originate—and learn how to use them as foundations for your own unique characters. Examples culled from literature, television and film illustrate just how memorable and effective these archetypes can be—from "Gladiators" and "Kings" like Rocky Balboa and Captain Ahab to "Amazons" and "Maidens" like Xena and Guinevere. The mythic journeys of heroes and heroines—the progression of events upon which each archetype's character arc develops—are also examined. Building such a "journey" into your character's story will enable you to stop worrying about what happens next and get on with telling your tale. It's a power-packed method for creating characters that stand the test of time!

Master Fiction Bundle

With this Master Fiction Collection, you will learn time-tested plots and archetypal characters, how to weave together interesting stories that are populated with unforgettable characters and how to create plots and characters that connect ...

Author: Ronald B. Tobias

Publisher: Writers Digest Books

ISBN: 1599631946

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 534

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SPECIAL SHRINKWRAPPED BUNDLE! Two of the surest ways to keep your readers engaged is through plot and character and now you can master these two important elements of fiction with 20 Master Plots and 45 Master Characters. With this Master Fiction Collection, you will learn time-tested plots and archetypal characters, how to weave together interesting stories that are populated with unforgettable characters and how to create plots and characters that connect with your readers on an emotional and intellectual level. With the Master Fiction Collection, you'll create stories that stand the test of time.

Book in a Month

Book in a Month shows you how to: • Set realistic goals and monitor your progress • Manage your time so that your writing life has room to flourish • Select a story topic that will continue to inspire you throughout the writing ...

Author: Victoria Lynn Schmidt

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781599634319

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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What Can You Accomplish in 30 Days? If you make time to write and put away all of your excuses, could you stay on track and finish your novel in only a month? With a structured plan and a focused goal, yes, you can! Using a combination of flexible weekly schedules, focused instruction, and detailed worksheets, author Victoria Schmidt leads you through a proven 30-day novel-writing system without the intimidation factor. Book in a Month shows you how to: • Set realistic goals and monitor your progress • Manage your time so that your writing life has room to flourish • Select a story topic that will continue to inspire you throughout the writing process • Quickly outline your entire story so that you have a clear idea of how your plot and characters are going to develop before you start writing • Draft each act of your story by focusing on specific turning points • Keep track of the areas you want to revise without losing your momentum in the middle of your story • Relax and have fun–you are, after all, doing something you love So what are you waiting for? If you've been putting off your book project, let Book in a Month be your guide and find out just how much you can accomplish.

45 Master Characters

Your character : Stage 5 - The Eye of the Storm • She comes to terms with the ordeal she just faced and thinks her journey is over . ... Your character : Follows a linear line with clear beginning , middle and 280 • 45 Master Characters.

Author: Victoria Lynn Schmidt

Publisher: Writers Digest Books

ISBN: 1582970696

Category: Reference

Page: 256

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"45 Master Characters" explores the most common male and female archetypes, provides instructions for using them to create original characters, and gives examples of how other authors have brought such archetypes to life in novels, film and television. Worksheets included for writers to develop their own characters. 45 illustrations.

A Writer s Guide to Characterization

In this comprehensive guide, author Victoria Lynn Schmidt examines cross-cultural archetypes to illustrate how they can make your work more powerful and compelling.

Author: Victoria Lynn Schmidt

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781599635590

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 218

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Develop compelling character arcs using the power of myth! In the best novels, characters undergo dramatic changes that keep readers turning pages. A Writer's Guide to Characterization shows you how to develop such meaningful character arcs in your own work--stories of transformation that will resonate with readers long after the story ends. In this comprehensive guide, author Victoria Lynn Schmidt examines cross-cultural archetypes to illustrate how they can make your work more powerful and compelling. Plus, you'll learn how to draw from Jungian psychology to add complexity and believability to your characters. Schmidt also provides: • 40 lessons on character development (with examples from well-known films and novels) that you can apply to your own work • Questionnaires and exercises to help you select male and female archetypes and adapt them to your story • 15 classic animal archetypes (including the coyote, snake, tiger, and butterfly) you can use to build convincing character profiles With A Writer's Guide to Characterization, you'll have the information you need to infuse the development of your characters with drama and authenticity.

Story Structure Architect

Story Structure Architect is your comprehensive reference to the classic recurring story structures used by every great author throughout the ages.

Author: Victoria Lynn Schmidt

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781582976990

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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Build a Timeless, Original Story Using Hundreds of Classic Story Motifs! It's been said that there are no new ideas; but there are proven ideas that have worked again and again for all writers for hundreds of years. Story Structure Architect is your comprehensive reference to the classic recurring story structures used by every great author throughout the ages. You'll find master models for characters, plots, and complication motifs, along with guidelines for combining them to create unique short stories, novels, scripts, or plays. You'll also learn how to: • Build compelling stories that don't get bogged down in the middle • Select character journeys and create conflicts • Devise subplots and plan dramatic situations • Develop the supporting characters you need to make your story work Especially featured are the standard dramatic situations inspire by Georges Polti's well-known 19th century work, The Thirty-Six Dramatic Situations. But author Victoria Schmidt puts a 21st-century spin on these timeless classics and offers fifty-five situations to inspire your creativity and allow you even more writing freedom. Story Structure Architect will give you the mold and then help you break it. This browsable and interactive book offers everything you need to craft a complete, original, and satisfying story sure to keep readers hooked!

The Character of the Manager

7. of animalsinpartby makingreference to various character types. Aristotle,Nicomachean Ethics 1123b1. Foracontemporary example, seeV. Schmidt (2001) 45 Master Characters: MythicModels for Creating Original Characters(Cincinnati, ...

Author: G. Beabout

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137304063

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 269

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Explores Alasdair MacIntyre's criticisms of the manager and retrieves an interdisciplinary approach to character transforming arguments. The manager as wise steward is proposed as a model for virtuous management.

Creating Convincing Characters

Schmidt, VictoriaLynn. 45 Master Characters. Scofield, Sandra. The Scene Book —APrimer for the Fiction Writer. Seger, Linda. Creating Unforgettable Characters. Singleton, John. The CreativeWriting Workbook. Stanislavski, Konstantin.

Author: Nicholas Corder

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 9781782791638

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 191

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This book answers the question, "How do we go about inventing great characters that our readers will care about, root for, love, hate or fear?" Using friendly, accessible language, we'll look at why great characters are vital to writers and a range of strategies from the simple listing of attributes to more complex ideas for creating fully realised, multidimensional characters with fascinating backstories.

Myth

( 1999 : 179-80 ) A similar approach is to be found in screenwriter Victoria Lynn Schmidt's 45 Master Characters : Mythic Models for Creating Original Characters ( 2001 ) . She uses a vaguely Jungian approach to the archetypes , rather ...

Author: William G. Doty

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313326967

Category: Social Science

Page: 196

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A type of folklore, myth is central to all cultures. Written by a leading authority and of use to high school students, undergraduates, and general readers, this reference offers a convenient overview of the role of myth around the world. The volume defines and classifies types of myth and provides examples from different cultural traditions. It then overviews various approaches to studying myth. This is followed by a look at myth in relation to its contexts, such as religion, politics, and popular culture. The volume closes with a bibliography of print and electronic resources and a glossary.

New Trends in Computational Collective Intelligence

Basic Books (1993) Jung, J.J., You, E., Park, S.-B.: Emotion-based character clustering for managing storybased contents: a cinemetric analysis. Multimedia Tools and Applications 65(1), 29–45 (2013) Schmidt, V.: 45 Master Characters.

Author: David Camacho

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319107745

Category: Computers

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This book consists of 20 chapters in which the authors deal with different theoretical and practical aspects of new trends in Collective Computational Intelligence techniques. Computational Collective Intelligence methods and algorithms are one the current trending research topics from areas related to Artificial Intelligence, Soft Computing or Data Mining among others. Computational Collective Intelligence is a rapidly growing field that is most often understood as an AI sub-field dealing with soft computing methods which enable making group decisions and processing knowledge among autonomous units acting in distributed environments. Web-based Systems, Social Networks, and Multi-Agent Systems very often need these tools for working out consistent knowledge states, resolving conflicts and making decisions. The chapters included in this volume cover a selection of topics and new trends in several domains related to Collective Computational Intelligence: Language and Knowledge Processing, Data Mining Methods and Applications, Computer Vision, and Intelligent Computational Methods. This book will be useful for graduate and PhD students in computer science as well as for mature academics, researchers and practitioners interested in the methods and applications of collective computational intelligence in order to create new intelligent systems.

Machinima

Victoria Schmidt (2007) advises writers to think carefully about the moti- vations assigned to their characters. In her book 45 Master Characters, she notes that the character must be true to his or her nature, not because it is simply ...

Author: Phylis Johnson

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786488384

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 327

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Unlike traditional animation techniques that use specialized 3D animation software, machinima—a term derived from the words “machine” and “cinema”—records the action in real-time interactive 3D environments, such as those found in video games, to create a cinematic production. No longer solely the province of hard-core gamers, machinima has become central to the convergence between animation, television, and film, but retains its own identity as a unique media format. It has evolved quickly within massive multi-player gaming and virtual platforms such as Second Life, The Sims, World of Warcraft, and virtual worlds under development. These interviews, essays, and discussions with leading machinima producers, reviewers, performers, and advocates discuss scripting basics, character development, and set design, as well as tips on crafting machinima through creative use of sound, lighting, and post-production.

A Writer s Guide to Fiction

... Dynamic Characters, by Nancy Kress The Writer's Digest Sourcebook for Building Believable Characters, by Marc McCutcheon Voice & Style, by Johnny Payne 45 Master Characters, by Victoria Schmidt Creating Unforgettable Characters, ...

Author: Elizabeth Lyon

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101143889

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

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The second book in the Writer's Compass series from professional writing instructor Elizabeth Lyon offers both aspiring and established authors the fundamentals of writing and selling a great novel or short story. In addition to the basics of characterization, plot, pacing, and theme, A Writer's Guide to Fiction also features a plan for revising fiction, a guide to marketing, samples of cover and query letters, and methods of honing the writing craft.

Thanks But This Isn t for Us

Breathing Life into Your Characters, Rachel Ballon, Ph.D. Character, Emotion & Viewpoint: Techniques and Exercises for Crafting Dynamic Characters, Nancy Kress. 45 Master Characters, Victoria Lynn Schmidt A Story Is a Promise, ...

Author: Jessica Page Morrell

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101135532

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 368

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A fun, practical guide that reveals the essentials of good fiction and memoir writing by exposing the most common mistakes literary writers make. All great works of fiction and memoir are unique-but most bad novels, stories, and memoirs have a lot in common. From clunky dialogue to poorly sketchedout characters, sagging pacing to exaggerated prose, these beginners' mistakes drive any agent or editor to their stock rejection letter, telling the aspiring writer "Thanks, but this isn't for us," and leaving many to wonder what exactly it is that they're doing wrong. Veteran writing coach, developmental editor, and writing instructor Jessica Page Morrell will fill in the gaps in every rejection letter you've ever received. In Thanks, But This Isn't for Us, Morrell uses her years of experience to isolate the specific errors beginners make, including the pitfalls of unrealistic dialogue, failing to "show, not tell," and over-the-top plot twists. These are just a few of the problems that keep writers from breaking through with their work. Sympathetic and humane, but pulling no punches, Thanks, But This Isn't for Us shows writers precisely where they've gone wrong and how to get on the right track. In sixteen to-the-point chapters, with checklists, exercises, takeaway tips, and a glossary, Morrell helps readers transcend these mistakes so that they don't have to learn the hard way: with another rejection letter.

Beneath a Sunless Sky

The female characters are aspects of women I've known and of the woman I've been. ... character's journey reworked using Dramatica's Writer's Dreamkit and a peerless book called 45 Master Characters: Mythic Models for Creating Original ...

Author: Jessica Alter

Publisher: Indie Imprint

ISBN: 9781311315731

Category: Fiction

Page: 440

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In search of a place to call home . . . Ten years after child prodigy Remy had an accident which robbed her of a prestigious future, she walks the edge between life on Solaray-lit Level One and the gloom of the UnderDome, waiting for an opportunity to return to her place among the elite ruling class and put the nightmare of living as a sub-human behind her. Remy’s life spirals from her control; she is condemned to live her life in the most reviled pit in the Dome world, known to be populated by brutish beasts too inhuman to even live on the edge of society. When she arrives, however, she discovers that humanity does not belong only to the citizen, life is not what she had believed it to be, and a threat more grave than the UnderDome, itself, lurks just beyond its shadows.

Intelligent Virtual Agents

126–133 (2007) Schmidt, V.L.: 45 Master Characters: Mythic Models for Creating Original Characters. Writer's Digest Books: Cincinnati, OH (2001) Loyall, A.B., Bates, J.: Personality-Rich Believable Agents That Use Language. In: Proc.

Author: Helmut Prendinger

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783540854838

Category: Computers

Page: 557

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 8th International Workshop on Intelligent Virtual Agents, IVA 2008, held in Tokyo, Japan, in September 2008. The 18 revised full papers and 28 revised short papers presented together 42 poster papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 99 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on motion and empathy; narrative and augmented reality; conversation and negotiation; nonverbal behavior; models of culture and personality; markup and representation languages; architectures for robotic agents; cognitive architectures; agents for healthcare and training; and agents in games, museums and virtual worlds.