Character Archetypes: The Hero


Check out this great post from C.S. Boyack via the Story Empire blog titled: Character Archetypes: The Hero

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Hi Gang, Craig here today. Put on your tinfoil hats, because I’m about to create a wormhole in the writing world.

Once Upon a time, I wrote a series about The Hero’s Journey, also known as the Writing Monomyth. It was fun, I got some good comments, then I came up with various expansion packs based upon this idea.

One of my recent Expansion Packs was called Character Archetypes + A Trick. It was based upon some standard characters that appear in the Writing Monomyth.

The fact is the steps from the Monomyth meld with the standard characters. So is this an Expansion Pack based upon an Expansion Pack? Can it serve as its own series, with some Expansion Packs of its own? It kind of blows my mind, but like Dr. Jeckyl once said, “Can’t know for sure until I drink the potion.” Away we go…

The Hero:

This…

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