Character Archetypes Series Part 2: Female Archetypes

2021 October | Craft

WHEN: October 9, 2021 – 1PM Eastern/12PM Central/10AM Pacific via Zoom

Course Description:

Discover real, universal characters that readers respond to time and time again.

One common refrain heard from editors and agents is the lack of fresh, three-dimensional female characters. Enter the need to understand and exploit archetypical figures. Not clichés, but fully realized characters with strengths and challenges to explore.


  • In-depth analysis of the 8 most common female archetypes
  • What each archetype fears and why that matters for creating stronger characters
  • Response of each archetype to a threat or problem
  • The shadow side of the archetypes
  • 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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