Character: Arcs and Archetypes

Author: Amy Jones

Paperback |

Creative writing pocket guide (64 pages). (64 pages)


ISBN: 9781907155512 | Publisher: Wooden Books (UK) | Published: 2023

Category: Reading and writers, Writing / Editing / Publishing

What makes a character interesting? How do you build a convincing character arc? Does every story have a hero? How many shades of villain are there? How does a writer bring their characters alive? In this timeless little book, teacher Amy Jones describes the secret techniques that writers use to create their characters, along with their archetypes, backstories, motivations, modes of dialogue, habits, hopes, fears, flaws, frustrations ... and eventual resolutions and redemptions.