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Characters on the Couch

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2006

I really need to come up with something else to blog about on Wednesday’s. Honest I will. For next week. Really. Until then though I’ve put up a PDF of the complete Characters on the Couch on the all new impworks On Writing page.

Characters on the Couch (Part 18)

Thursday, November 16th, 2006

There really isn’t a part 19 but I thought I’d finish up with a list of all the parts. Introduction Drivers The Ruler Archetype The Creator Archetype The Care Giver Archetype The Jester Archetype The Regular Guy/Gal Archetype The Lover Archetype The Hero Archetype The Outlaw Archetype The Magician Archetype The Innocent Archetype The Explorer […]

Characters on the Couch (Part 17)

Thursday, November 9th, 2006

This Follows on from: Characters on the Couch (Part 16). The first part can be found at: Characters on the Couch (Part 1). Jung, Carl Gustav (1875-1961) Born in 1875 Jung (pronounced young) was trained in medicine in Basel. His early years of practice were at the BurghÅ¡lzli Mental Hospital in Zurich. He was influenced […]

Characters on the Couch (Part 16)

Thursday, November 2nd, 2006

This Follows on from: Characters on the Couch (Part 15). The first part can be found at: Characters on the Couch (Part 1). Five Steps to Use Your Character’s Archetype This simple process may help you use the idea of archetypes when writing a character. Step 1: Search for your Character’s Soul Think about your […]

Characters on the Couch (Part 15)

Wednesday, October 25th, 2006

This Follows on from: Characters on the Couch (Part 14). The first part can be found at: Characters on the Couch (Part 1). So why use Archetypes? As a writer there are several advantages to using archetypes when designing characters. Archetypes give characters personalities that readers can easily identify with. They make characters memorable by […]

Characters on the Couch (Part 14)

Wednesday, October 11th, 2006

This Follows on from: Characters on the Couch (Part 13). The first part can be found at: Characters on the Couch (Part 1). The Sage Archetype "The truth will set you free." Sages seek the discovery of truth, knowledge and wisdom. They prize research and intelligence. Their aim is to understand the world. They also […]

Characters on the Couch (Part 13)

Wednesday, October 4th, 2006

This Follows on from: Characters on the Couch (Part 12). The first part can be found at: Characters on the Couch (Part 1). The Explorer Archetype "Don’t fence me in." Explorers seek freedom and fulfilment. They seek to boldly go, aimlessly wandering with the autonomy to be true to their soul. They are iconoclasts who […]

Characters on the Couch (Part 12)

Wednesday, September 27th, 2006

This Follows on from: Characters on the Couch (Part 11). The first part can be found at: Characters on the Couch (Part 1). The Yearning for Paradise The Innocent Archetype “Free to be you and me.” The Innocent wants to be happy and to do things right. They have faith and opportunism. Other key traits […]

Characters on the Couch (Part 11)

Wednesday, September 20th, 2006

This Follows on from: Characters on the Couch (Part 10). The first part can be found at: Characters on the Couch (Part 1). The Magician Archetype “It can happen. ” Magicians seek knowledge so that they can make dreams come true. They are mediators and visionaries seeking win-win outcomes where no one loses out. The […]

Characters on the Couch (Part 10)

Wednesday, September 13th, 2006

This Follows on from: Characters on the Couch (Part 9). The first part can be found at: Characters on the Couch (Part 1). The Outlaw Archetype “Rules are meant to be broken.” Outlaws seek revenge and revolution. They want to bring about the destruction of what is working. Their tactics are disruption, shock and outrage. […]

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