Tag Archives: Hero

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

Posted in Motifs at work | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Rescue the Maiden

A while back in my little contest for blog topics, the following question was one of the entries: “Is there more to the mythic symbolism of the damsel in distress than just the same poor, scantly-clad beauty trapped in an … Continue reading

Posted in Motifs at work, Writing tips | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Mythic Stories and Stories From Myth

A few years ago, I was in a burger joint with my screenwriting group. We’d had a good morning session giving notes and were unwinding over lunch. At the next table over, there were two guys talking. They were obviously … Continue reading

Posted in Musings | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Aspiring Writer Continues

I’ve been having a lot of fun creating the Xtranormal animations. I decided to do short, humorous little bits about aspects of mythic motifs. Consider them teasers about material in The Scribbler’s Guide to the Land of Myth. Today’s offering … Continue reading

Posted in Video, Writing tips | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Saviors in Action

[At last, we return from the summer hiatus!] The term “Savior” has a lot of baggage attached to it, primarily because it is an important term in Christianity.  But if we step outside the religious context, then we have “someone … Continue reading

Posted in Motifs at work | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment