Wednesday, March 19, 2014

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By: Robert Jones

Archetypes have a universal power that, when tapped effectively, is proven to generate best-selling novels and films. The right combination of source-driven elements can shape characters that become larger than their creators: iconic symbols of hope, love, and courage for our time–even time immemorial.


The word Archetype, taken from the Greek, means First Pattern, a prototype from which subsequent thoughts, or forms, might be birthed. And if you like juicy thoughts, the kind that mingles with the fabric of creation itself, consider the term Archetypal Mind, suggesting a oneness with everything, universal ideas existing with greater reality than our current reality, a single creative force from which all else is made manifest.

Many proclaim authors to be the gods of our fictional universes, the Creative Force, from which we manifest our stories. Every story is spawned from a single seed forged within the mind of the author. Call it a conceptual notion, a thesis, a mission statement, or a First Pattern, it becomes the archetypal embryo, a single cell that divides and sub-divides into everything else. And since all things within a novel are really separate components (facets) that serve a single source, Archetypal Planning can give writers a variety of choices up front that leads to developing real story possibilities in an easy spill-down process from source to story path to characters.


Read the full article HERE!

If you missed my writing & marketing tweets and retweets yesterday, here they are again:

  1. Kobo: Ending Agency Pricing Will Kill Us - The Digital Reader
  2. Nook Press Launches in Europe Today - The Digital Reader
  3. ARCHETYPES: Empowering Source-Driven Characters and Plots  @Storyfix
  4. Why Book Publishers Need to Think Like Amazon | The Passive Voice |
  5. How To Love Book Marketing | The Creative Penn
  6. Writer Unboxed » Are You Publishable or Not? Reading the Tea Leaves.
  7. BookMarketingBuzzBlog: Why It Pays To Pen Books
  8. MS Word Trick: Using Macros to Edit and Polish | Jami Gold, Paranormal Author
  9. Janet Reid, Literary Agent: Question: querying after an extended time away
  10. 3 Reasons Your Marketing Didn't Go Viral (and What to Do About It) |
  11. How to Benefit from the LinkedIn Publishing Platform | Social Media Examiner
  12. 3 Critical Questions To Answer Before You Take Your Blog On The Road : @ProBlogger
  13. Confession of a Once Anti-Independent Publishing Novelist | Gail Gaymer Martin
  14. You Have to Do This Before People Will Listen to You | Goins, Writer
  15. Rein or reign? Hold your horses before applying pen to paper... | OxfordWords blog
  16. 19 Powerful Tips to Make ‘Working from Home’ Work for YOU! [Infographic] - Hobby to HOT! | Hobby to HOT!
  17.  MS Word Trick: Using Macros to Edit and Polish | Jami Gold, Paranormal Author
  18. Recommended Resources for Your Author Website
  19. Should You Write the Whole Book? - Books & Such Literary Management : Books & Such Literary Management
Happy writing and running, Kathy

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