45 Master Characters: Mythic Models for Creating Original Characters by Victoria Schmidt offers heroic and villainous sub-types of 8 female and 8 male archetypes, along with 4 Friend archetypes, 6 Rival archetypes, and 3 Symbol archetypes. The author connects each of the main archetypes to a figure from Greek or Egyptian myth, and describes in depth the characteristics of that archetype: what they care about, what they fear, what motivates them, and how other characters see them. She then shows how to tweak the character, take it a bit too far, and craft a villainous version.
Compare with The Complete Writer's Guide to Heroes & Heroines.
- Forty Five Master Characters Heroes
- Forty Five Master Characters Heroines
- Forty Five Master Characters Support Characters
45 Master Characters: Mythic Models for Creating Original Characters by Victoria Lynn Schmidt; published by Writer's Digest Books (www.writersdigest.com), 2007.
- ISBN-10: 1-58297-069-6
- ISBN-13: 978-1-58297-069-1