Character Archetypes Series Part 1: Male Archetypes

2021 August | Craft

WHEN: August 7, 2021 – 1PM Eastern/12PM Central/10AM Pacific via Zoom

Course Description:

Have you ever experienced the spark of a story and jumped in with fire and passion only to find out that 30 or 50 or 75 pages later the story sputters and dies? The number one reason for this phenomenon: weak, one-dimensional characters. Characters without depth, without dimension, do not drive their stories. Enter the need to understand and exploit archetypical figures.  


  • In-depth analysis of the 11 most common male archetypes
  • What each archetype fears
  • Response of each archetype to a threat or problem
  • Understanding the shadow side of each archetype
  • What drives each archetype
  • Examine examples of each archetype in books, movies, TV shows and more

About the Instructor:

USA Today bestselling author, Mary Buckham writes the best-selling WRITING ACTIVE series for writers – WRITING ACTIVE SETTING and WRITING ACTIVE HOOKS. She is also the co-author of BREAK INTO FICTION® with NYT author Dianna Love. Mary is nationally recognized for her online and live writing workshops for writers of all genres around the US and Canada, including the Power Plotting Webinars.  

Mary doesn’t just teach writers though. She practices what she preaches, writing Urban Fantasy with attitude.  Do you love romance, danger & kick-ass heroines? Find it in her Alex Noziak or Kelly McAllister series! She also writes YA sci fi/adventure as Micah Caida in the Red Moon series.

Author and Writing Instructor

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