The Writer’s Bookshelf: Recommended References and Writing Resources (Episode 24: Discussing “A Writer’s Guide to Characterization” by Victoria Lynn Schmidt)

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Did you check out last week’s 45 Master Characters and decided it just wasn’t enough information? You needed more power? Then this week, I’ve got great news.

Victoria Lynn Schmidt’s other book on character creation, A Writer’s Guide to Characterization, is this week’s subject of The Writer’s Bookshelf, and it’s one you should check out if you want to build your story around archetypal characters while figuring out how to place them. Who should be the protagonist? Who makes for a better side character? Should those two people really be lovers? This book will tell you if they’ll have a happily ever after or a battle of the flying frying pans.

It also talks about animal archetypes, you know, for completion’s sake.

Check out the video, then check out the book, then put it all to good use.

A Writer’s Guide to Characterization: Archetypes, Heroic Journeys, and Other Elements of Dynamic Character Development

by Victoria Lynn Schmidt

Amazon Author Central Page

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Amazon Metadata:

·  Paperback: 224 pages

·  ISBN-10: 1599635577

·  ISBN-13: 978-1599635576

·  Publisher: Writer’s Digest Books; 8.1.2012 edition (August 27, 2012)

Check out other entries in the Writer’s Bookshelf series here.

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