C. S. Boyack is running a series of very helpful posts on Story Empire, all about Character Archtypes. This one tells you everything you need to know about creating the perfect Ally or Sidekick. Some great tips here, along with a cool video, and all of it wrapped up in a well-written, entertaining way. Check it out, and then remember to share far and wide, thanks. And thanks to Craig for such a helpful post and series! 🙂
Hi gang, Craig with you today. This is post number three in the character archetypes series. In the Hero’s Journey, there are some common characters that are likely to show up in all stories. This doesn’t mean each archetype shows up in every story, and aside from the hero, the rest are kind of optional. Almost every story will have an assortment of them.
This series is to introduce you to them. Once you’re aware of them, you can decide if they can benefit the story you’re writing.
Most stories will have the Ally character to one degree or another. Some of them play pivotal roles in the story, others come along for the ride.
I think everything is better with a bit of Bruce Campbell, so this instructional video is included to help us all out:
I tend to wing my posts, but I also do a bit of…
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