Tag Archives: Anti-Hero

Dexter or Sinister

I recently got into a conversation with someone about the show Dexter. The gentleman I was talking with is a fan of the show and reacted intensely to my criticism of the show. I should explain the context for this … Continue reading

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What Makes For a “Hero”?

A conversation I had last weekend (after a Bible study, to put it in context) about the series Dexter has given me some food for thought. I am, in fact, preparing a much longer post about those thoughts for the … Continue reading

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The Aspiring Writer – Shadow

Well, I’ve finally finished the Traditional Archetype series of videos for “The Aspiring Writer”. Below is the last of them, focusing on the Shadow figure. It’s been fun making these, especially as I decided to give my Aspiring Writer a … Continue reading

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Anti-Heroes, Shadows and Villains

When it comes to creating villains for stories, we can flippantly go for the quick stereotype: the leering, mustache-twirling baddie, who spews out his evil laugh. But if we really want our stories to have depth, we need to go … Continue reading

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Everyone is on a Journey

A lot has been written about the Hero’s Journey.  Even I have tossed in my two cents worth on the matter.  It can be very, very handy for any writer to know the shape of the Hero’s Journey.  But many … Continue reading

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