Tag Archives: Caroline Myss

creating characters, part 5: combining archetypes

I’ve been sharing my discoveries about the art of character creation in storytelling. The idea here is to build characters from the inside out, to make vital, interesting characters from scratch instead of trying to create characters based purely on … Continue reading

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creating characters, part 4: story archetypes

In part 3 I described how to start building a character by snapping together 2 different kinds of archetype: a heroic archetype, using the book The Complete Writer’s Guide to Heroes & Heroines: Sixteen Master Archetypes by Tami D. Cowden, … Continue reading

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The Wizard of Oz: birth of a Girl Adventurer

How many times have you seen The Wizard of Oz? I’m going to guess that I’ve seen it a dozen times. Kimmie, my wife, reckons that she’s seen it at least 20 times. I haven’t the slightest doubt that there are … Continue reading

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priorities

Over the past couple of weeks I’ve been rejigging my life a bit, seeking to determine what my priorities are, and then arranging my time to make sure I’m attending to my highest priorities. In the process I’ve missed posting … Continue reading

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how to read like you mean it

I read with a highlighter. My brand? The yellow Sharpie Accent highlighter, which I get from Staples. I go through a package of four about once a month, and like to have a package or two in the drawer of … Continue reading

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archetypes r us

Yesterday in my post reviewing Sacred Contracts by Caroline Myss I said that I had much more to say on the topic. Maybe I’ll try to make a start now. Something I didn’t mention in my review was that for … Continue reading

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Sacred Contracts by Caroline Myss

Sacred Contracts: Awakening Your Divine Potential by Caroline Myss My rating: 5 of 5 stars If you want to make your life more meaningful and more fulfilled, this book gives you a powerful and specific means to do it. I … Continue reading

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