45 Master Characters

45 Master Characters

"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 ...

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.
Categories: Reference

45 Master Characters Revised Edition

45 Master Characters  Revised Edition

Mythic Models for Creating Original Characters Victoria Lynn Schmidt ... You can
see these new characters are very timely and very much on reader's minds.
Using them, and ... So welcome to the new edition of 45 Master Characters. I
hope ...

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.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

45 Master Characters

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!
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Master Fiction Bundle

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.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Story Structure Architect

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!
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Master Humphrey s Clock

Master Humphrey s Clock

New Christmas Stories, General Index of Characters and Their Appearances,
Familiar Sayings from Dickens's Works Charles ... Pickwick Papers . See JINGLE
, ALFRED . Fixem , Mr. , a broker , Mr. Bung's master . Sketches by Boz , i . 45–52
.

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HWHS2B

Category:

Page: 604

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Works of Charles Dickens Master Humphrey s clock General index of characters and their appearances Familar sayings from Dickens s works

Works of Charles Dickens  Master Humphrey s clock   General index of characters and their appearances   Familar sayings from Dickens s works

Little Dorrit , i . 31-41 , 44 , 45 , 51-68 , 74-90 , 122-158 , 16 + -187 , 204-260 ,
272 , 279-293 , 297–3114 ii . 72-106 , 125 , 141 ... Christmas Stories , 67-80 .
JODGER , Miss , a Western literary lady , friend GENERAL INDEX OF
CHARACTERS .

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015091651078

Category: England

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Categories: England

The Character of the Manager

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,
OH: ...

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.
Categories: Business & Economics

Creating Convincing Characters

Creating Convincing Characters

Writers onWriting. 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 ...

Author: Nicholas Corder

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 9781782791638

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 191

View: 372

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.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Myth

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 than ...

Author: William G. Doty

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313326967

Category: Social Science

Page: 196

View: 746

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.
Categories: Social Science

Book in a Month

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

View: 744

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.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

A Writer s Guide to Fiction

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.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Writer s Guide to Nonfiction

Writer s Guide to Nonfiction

Finally, you are the character in your first-person essay about what it was like to
be the victim of identity theft. ... books on craft for novelists, such as Dynamic
Characters, by Nancy Kress, and 45 Master Characters, by Victoria Lynn Schmidt
.

Author: Elizabeth Lyon

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101153505

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

View: 709

A WRITER’S COMPASSDirection for your writing career Don’t get lost on the publishing path. Just forge ahead with the Writer’s Compass. Drawing on decades of professional experience as an author, editor, writing instructor, mentor, and marketing consultant, Elizabeth Lyon helps you navigate the art and craft of writing—with clear, easy-to-follow directions: NORTH Getting Your Bearings Understand your purpose and your audience; learn to refine your ideas, select effective titles, and find the best method of organization for any piece SOUTH Troubleshooting Use checklists and guidelines to spot weaknesses and problems in leads, organization, conclusions, and style—and find out how to correct them EAST Learning to Market Map a successful cover letter, query letter, or proposal, and discover a four-step process to facilitate publication and sales WEST Refining Your Vision Brainstorm to gain perspective on your writing—and how it fits with your values, goals, and dreams
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Children s Writer s Word Book

Children   s Writer   s Word Book

And a thesaurus of characteristics will help you develop the many other features
no character should be without. ISBN 1-58297-027-0, paperback, 304 pages, #
10711-K 45 Master Characters—Make your characters and their stories more ...

Author: Alijandra Mogilner

Publisher: Writers Digest Books

ISBN: 0898799511

Category: Reference

Page: 352

View: 403

Provides writing samples and vocabulary appropriate for grades one through six and lists synonyms of various reading levels for hundreds of words
Categories: Reference

Hot Property

Hot Property

Once you ' ve forced your character to move forward , what compels him ? Here '
s where a little character legwork will do wonders . In her excellent book on
character archetypes from mythology , 45 Master Characters , Mia Schmidt
breaks the ...

Author: Christopher Keane

Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group

ISBN: IND:30000087937763

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 297

View: 598

The author of How to Write a Selling Screenplay presents a step-by-step tutorial in the art of screenwriting to meet the needs of an independent, technologically sophisticated Hollywood, covering such topics as trends in the film industry, changing screenwriting requirements, creating believable characters and situations, and selling one's work. Original.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Characters of the Old Testament New Edition

The Characters of the Old Testament     New Edition

Second Classical Master of Cheltenham College [ Vol . I. Books I. and II . with
Introductions . 6s . ... 45. 6d . ARISTOPHANIS COMOEDIAE , Edited by W. C.
GREEN , M.A. late Fellow of King's College , Cambridge . Classical Lecturer at
Queens ...

Author: Isaac Williams

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0019329713

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2002 Novel and Short Story Writer s Market

2002 Novel and Short Story Writer s Market

#10754-K/$18.99/240p/pb 45 Master Characters Learn how to populate your
writing with original, exciting story people. Step by step, beginning with classic
archetypes, discover how to uniquely bring your own characters to life in novels,
film ...

Author: Anne Bowling

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 1582970734

Category: Authorship

Page: 690

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This absolutely vital resource created specifically for fiction writers lists 2000+ fiction publishers, including many prestigious non-paying markets not listed in Writer's Market.
Categories: Authorship

The Book of Bible Characters Third Edition

The Book of Bible Characters     Third Edition

Charles BAKER (Head Master of the Yorkshire Institution for the Deaf and Dumb.)
37 . ... 88 Zebadiah 49 Priests 18 Shallum 63 Tabitha 87 Zebedee 79 Priscilla 90
Shalmaneser 59 Tatrai 71 Zechariah ... 54 Prophet disobed . 45 Shamgar 24 ...

Author: Charles BAKER (Head Master of the Yorkshire Institution for the Deaf and Dumb.)

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0017134990

Category:

Page: 100

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A Writer s Guide to Characterization

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: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 1599635577

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 218

View: 543

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.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Literary Market Place

Literary Market Place

... $60 hardcover ISBN(s): 0-930358-18-X 45 Master Characters Published by
Writer's Digest Books 4700 E Galbraith Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45236 Tel: 513-531-
2690 Fax: 513-531-0798 Web Site: www.writersdigest.com Gives all the
information ...

Author: Information Today Inc

Publisher: Information Today

ISBN: 1573872555

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines