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Category Archives: Characters
Consider the Main Character and the Influence Character who, it would seem at first blush, are as opposite as they can be in regard to some underlying philosophical perspective, world view, belief system or moral code. But in fact, they are … Continue reading
From my “classic” 1999 video series on story structure: Part 20: The 8 Archetypes
By Melanie Anne Phillips Justification is the tangled up knot of experiences that creates both understanding and misconception. Like a ball of snarled rubber bands, it also holds a lot of potential, and if something starts to cut into it, … Continue reading
This is the nature of the Main Character’s struggle in a story. He has either built up an understanding of how to try and solve problems that no longer fits, or he has built up an understanding of what causes … Continue reading
By Melanie Anne Phillips & Chris Huntley There is one special character who represents the argument for an alternative point of view to that of the Main Character. This character, who spends the entire story making the case for change, … Continue reading
By Melanie Anne Phillips There’s only one main character in a story. Why? Because a story is about the group experience of trying to achieve a goal. When people come together around a common issue in the real world, they … Continue reading