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The Complete Writer's Guide to Heroes and Heroines

Sixteen Master Archetypes

Caro Lafever, Sue Viders, Tami D. Cowden


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Paperback (7/1/2000)


The Complete Writer's Guide to Heroes and Heroines reveals the sixteen literary archetypes that have starred in fiction for millennia. This resource offers the building blocks for the creation of memorable characters who will reach out and grab the hearts of readers. Review An invaluable resource for writers working in any genre.... -- Prof. Richard Walter, Screenwriting Chairman, UCLA Dept. of Film and Television, letter to author, 5/4/00 Finally Fiction Archetypes made easy. . . . Stuffed with examples and cleverly organized, this book] earned a spot on my crowded bookshelf. -- Debra Dixon, author GMC: Goal, Motivation & Conflict, 1996; and Sweet Tea and Jesus Shoes, 2000; email to authors 4/00 The Complete Writers Guide to Heroes and Heroines takes the mystery out of creating compelling and memorable characters. Every writer should own a copy. -- Deb Stover, award winning author of nine time travel and historical romances, email to authors. 4/00 The authors have developed a clear and usable system for creating memorable characters. -- Kevin J. Anderson, best-selling co-author of Dune: House Atreides, email to author, 5/25/00.

Archetype Press, 9780615908113, 216pp.

Publication Date: October 20, 2013

About the Author

Tami Cowden is an award winning author of romance and mystery. In addition to her novel, Cruising for Love, and her contributions to assorted short story anthologies, Tami is the author of Fallen Heroes: Sixteen Villain Archetypes. Double finalist and winner of the Golden Heart, one of Romance Writers of America's highest awards, Caro LaFever writes timeless romantic tales as well as nonfiction advice for writers. Artist and writer Sue Viders has co-authored numerous books for artists, including 10 Steps for Creating Memorable Characters, and Art Office: 80+ Business Forms, Charts, Sample Letters, Legal Documents & Business Plans for Fine Artists.