The Hero’s Journey

Archetypes in the Classics

“Archetype: a recurrent symbol or motif in literature, art, or mythology.” Dictionary.com I love archetypes! It comes from the fact that I see the world through the lens of narrative, and so I love finding the themes and ties that bind the world together, and make stories possible. Archetypes do just that! They present the basic ways in which we can and do relate to the world around us, and the ways that other individuals… Read More »Archetypes in the Classics

6 Resources that Turned Me into a Better Writer

As I’ve been editing the final draft of my latest novel, Trinian – An Epic Fantasy, the editing process affects the way that I watch and read other stories.What I mean is, as I edit and pay attention to character development, all I notice when I watch a movie is the character development.And when I edit plot and pacing, that’s all I notice in the book I’m reading.My head is so jam-packed with characterization, mounting… Read More »6 Resources that Turned Me into a Better Writer