45 Master Characters by Victoria Lynn Schmidt

Recommended for:
All Skill Levels
All Fiction and Creative Non-Fiction Genres

One of the guest speakers at last year’s Imaginarium Conference suggested this book and as soon as I got home I downloaded a copy. Without a doubt, it has become one of the most useful writing books in my library.

Good, solid character development is a key component of creating a story that readers want to read. But it’s all too easy to fall into the trap of creating a one-dimensional character. This book presents the most common character archetypes as respresented by the whole crew of ancient Greek gods and goddesses. By offering both the protagonist and antagonist versions of classic male and female archetypes, Schmidt offers writers the opportunity to take a deeper look at character motivation. Need help deciding which characteristics your protagonists needs to have in order to really get your antagonist going? Want to know what kind of personality traits make for the perfect fictional lover or best friend? This book will help you understand your characters better and then pinpoint ways to make them resonate with readers.

I got my copy from Amazon for around $10.

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