The Mythic Guide to Characters

This is more than a book on how to write characters. This guide offers a practical, step-by-step approach to character creation that is sure to take your writing to the next level.

Author: Antonio Del Drago


ISBN: 0615752314

Category: Characters and characteristics in literature

Page: 180

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How do you create characters who are so compelling that they hook readers from the start? As a professor, writer, and philosopher, Dr. Antonio del Drago has immersed himself in the literary and mythological traditions of the world. His search for answers led him to uncover the common elements behind all great myths and stories. Applying this knowledge to the writing of characters, he has developed a layered approach to character creation. In this guide, you will discover: The secret to writing multidimensional characters How to develop your character's unconscious motivations Four ways in which characters interact with their worlds Five formative relationships that shape your character Nine mythic archetypes and how to use them The difference between proactive and reactive protagonists Ways to define a character through dialogue and physicality The guide also includes a detailed worksheet that walks you through the stages of character development. This is more than a book on how to write characters. This guide offers a practical, step-by-step approach to character creation that is sure to take your writing to the next level.

World of Warcraft Legion Game Character Builds Strategies Items Gold Guide Unofficial

Once you get higher ilvl Mythic and Mythic plus dungeons Getting around 820+ ilvl is good base for Mythic Dungeons. Start by doing the dungeons at +0. +0 means that you will do a Mythic dungeon without any special difficulty.

Author: Chala Dar

Publisher: eBook Partnership

ISBN: 9781387159437

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 45

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Creating Unforgettable Characters

A Practical Guide to Character Development in Films, TV Series, Advertisements, Novels & Short Stories Linda Seger. Mythic characters tend to have certain specific qualities. They are usually heroic. Much is demanded of them, ...

Author: Linda Seger

Publisher: Holt Paperbacks

ISBN: 9781429942027

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

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In this book, Linda Seger shows how to create strong, multidimensional characters in fiction, covering everything from research to character block. Interviews with today's top writers complete this essential volume.

Soul Forge

Even if Flank Hawk and Thulease reach the mythical forge in time, can its magic revive the ailing young enchantress, the one whose life is somehow tied to the Kingdom of ... Antonio del Drago, author of The Mythic Guide to Characters ...

Author: Terry W. Ervin II

Publisher: Gryphonwood Press


Category: Fiction

Page: 306

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Young Enchantress Thereese lays stricken and silent, her vital essence sapped by the Shard Staff, edging ever closer toward death. Supreme Enchantress Thulease refuses to allow her daughter to fade beyond recovery. To that end, Enchantress Thulease recruits Mercenary Flank Hawk to accompany her as she seeks the legendary Sleeping Sage, and confronts the secretive Svartálfar, known only for their magical prowess and for their menacing cruelty. But first, the mercenary and enchantress, and their stalwart company, must survive brutal beasts and ruthless nomads roaming the Southern Continent’s harsh desert. Then, the untamed wilds of the Northern Mountains must be traversed in a final bid to reach their ultimate goal—the Soul Forge. Even if Flank Hawk and Thulease reach the mythical forge in time, can its magic revive the ailing young enchantress, the one whose life is somehow tied to the Kingdom of Keesee’s ultimate fate? Praise for Terry W. Ervin II and Soul Forge “Soul Forge is an exhilarating journey. It's full of suspense, magic, and heart. Even if you haven't read the other novels in this series, the unique setting and characters will draw you in.” - Antonio del Drago, author of The Mythic Guide to Characters “Reading Soul Forge, I have discovered the new Michael Moorcock, Terry W. Ervin II. Fantastic work. Thoroughly enjoyable. Seriously recommended.” - C. Dean Andersson, author of the Bloodsong Saga

The Fiction of Margaret Atwood

Although they may yearn for a magical transformation or a mythical guide, each of the three central characters eventually discovers that transformation is still possible within the realms of the real. While these resolutions might lack ...

Author: Fiona Tolan

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350336759

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 145

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Margaret Atwood is one of the most significant writers working today. Her writing spans seven decades, is phenomenally diverse and ambitious, and has amassed an enormous body of literary criticism. In this invaluable guide, Fiona Tolan provides a clear and comprehensive overview of evolving critical approaches to Atwood's work. Addressing all of the author's key texts, the book deftly guides the reader through the most characteristic, influential, and insightful critical readings of the last fifty years. It highlights recurring themes in Atwood's work, such as gender, feminism, power and violence, fairy tale and the gothic, environmental destruction, and dystopian futures. This is an indispensable companion for anyone interested in reading and writing about Margaret Atwood.

The Guide to United States Popular Culture

“ When I go to a meeting , ” Nixon quoted Alinsky , “ I make a Just as soap's stories are mythic , its characters are point of not bringing out the baby pictures because once you archetypal . Erica Kane of All My Children is the dark ...

Author: William Labov

Publisher: Popular Press

ISBN: 0879728213

Category: Social Science

Page: 1010

View: 434


"To understand the history and spirit of America, one must know its wars, its laws, and its presidents. To really understand it, however, one must also know its cheeseburgers, its love songs, and its lawn ornaments. The long-awaited Guide to the United States Popular Culture provides a single-volume guide to the landscape of everyday life in the United States. Scholars, students, and researchers will find in it a valuable tool with which to fill in the gaps left by traditional history. All American readers will find in it, one entry at a time, the story of their lives."--Robert Thompson, President, Popular Culture Association. "At long last popular culture may indeed be given its due within the humanities with the publication of The Guide to United States Popular Culture. With its nearly 1600 entries, it promises to be the most comprehensive single-volume source of information about popular culture. The range of subjects and diversity of opinions represented will make this an almost indispensable resource for humanities and popular culture scholars and enthusiasts alike."--Timothy E. Scheurer, President, American Culture Association "The popular culture of the United States is as free-wheeling and complex as the society it animates. To understand it, one needs assistance. Now that explanatory road map is provided in this Guide which charts the movements and people involved and provides a light at the end of the rainbow of dreams and expectations."--Marshall W. Fishwick, Past President, Popular Culture Association Features of The Guide to United States Popular Culture: 1,010 pages 1,600 entries 500 contributors Alphabetic entries Entries range from general topics (golf, film) to specific individuals, items, and events Articles are supplemented by bibliographies and cross references Comprehensive index

Reader s Guide to Literature in English

Rodelle WEINTRAUB gathers 18 impressive essays analyzing Shaw's feminism , as expressed in his female characters , includes ... The essays are divided into three categories - " Literary and Mythic Influences " , " Political and Economic ...

Author: Mark Hawkins-Dady

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1884964206

Category: Education

Page: 1024

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First Published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Creating Characters

$24.95 Creating Characters: Let Them Whisper Their Secrets Marisa DVari / $26.95 The Crime Writer's Mfkmct Guide: 1001 Tips for Writing the Perfect Murder Martin Roth, $17.95 Cut by Cat: Editing Your Film or Video Gael Chandler, ...

Author: Marisa D'Vari

Publisher: Michael Wiese Productions

ISBN: IND:30000107590618

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 233

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Authors and screenwriters will get a creative boost with this lively and exciting catalogue of creative writing techniques which they can instantly employ to create memorable, realistic characters. D'Vari reveals the creative secrets of highly paid screenwriters and best-selling authors.

Scheherazade s Sisters

In her more mythic role of creator or Earth Goddess, she has been depicted as "the loathly lady," a character that ... goddess (31).1 8 In his article "Mapping the Characteristics of the Mythic Tricksters: A Heuristic Guide" (33-45), ...

Author: Marilyn Jurich

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313297243

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 292

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"Scheherazade's sisters" are those female protagonists in folktales who use trickery to save themselves and others, to find new directions for their lives, and to declare their individual autonomies, especially in societies that diminish and oppress women. Through creative strategies that depend on verbal facility, psychological acuity, and diplomatic finesse, these female tricksters--renamed trickstars--uncover the absurdity, hypocrisy, and corruption in the larger patriarchal society. Through the trickstar's efforts, "the system" is circumvented or foiled; often enlightened and usually improved. The book is a multi-cultural, comparative study which reveals universal human traits as well as gender differences in female and male tricksters and realizes the values and attitudes which shape trickstar's character and behavior.