Category Archives: Archetypes

The 8 Character Archetypes (part 1)

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Archetypes: Characters, Narratives and Mind

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New Book on Archetypes and the Mind

Our new book on Archetypes and the mind is now available on Kindle. Click on image to see book on Amazon.com Paperback version coming soon…

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Identifying Your Antagonist

Write Your Novel Step by Step Go to Table of Contents Step 48 Identifying Your Antagonist While the protagonist attempts to accomplish the goal, the antagonist seeks to thwart that effort, either preventing the achievement or by achieving it himself. … Continue reading

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Dramatica Trivia 3: The Contagonist Archetype

“Contagonist” is a name invented by Dramatica co-creator, Chris Huntley, to describe an archetype we hadn’t seen identified in our writing classes at USC. ┬áLearn how the notion and the name came about: When creating the Dramatica theory of story, … Continue reading

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The Reason and Emotion Archetypes

The Reason Archetypal Character is calm, collected, and cool, perhaps even cold. It makes decisions and takes action wholly on the basis of logic. (Remember, we say wholly because we are describing an Archetypal Character. As we shall see later, … Continue reading

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Sidekick & Skeptic Archetypes

The Sidekick and the Skeptic represent the conflict between confidence and doubt in the Story Mind. The Sidekick is the faithful supporter. Usually, a Sidekick is attached to the Protagonist. Sometimes, however, they may be supporters of the Antagonist such … Continue reading

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