Check out these Archetype cards that The Writing Nut is talking about. I haven’t actually seen them in hand, but I’m definitely intrigued. The way I understand it, the cards represent certain personality types – and include a light and dark for each one. Because, of course, no personality is absolutely good or bad – and your characters shouldn’t be simply one or the other either.
They can be used to help you consider certain traits in creating your story characters. Perfect for writing exercises and brain teasers. I think they’d be an excellent resource for writing teachers of all levels. They could also be an added enrichment to a writing retreat or critique session.
She’s having a blog contest and you (or perhaps, I) could win a set of these cooleo cards. Or you might win an astrology book – another way to deepen your understanding of your characters and loved ones.
I remember seeing a “bad” astrology book one time – that showed only the negative aspects of each zodiac sign. Pretty funny to read with loved ones. heh heh. Especially since I was with my hubby but he was only a boyfriend at that point. Our dark sides were still on their best behavior. But the book was eye-opening! I’m not sure which kind The Writing Nut is giving away, but it should be interesting.
Sarah Wones Tomp
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