Character Archetypes: The Hero

It’s the middle of the work week. As such, I don’t have a lot to share until the weekend gets here. However, if you need your Craigie fix, I’m starting a new series of posts over at Story Empire. I’m going to be breaking down the most common Character Archetypes. This is the first one, and it’s about The Hero. Let me know what you think.

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Hi Gang, Craig here today. Put on your tinfoil hats, because I’m about to create a wormhole in the writing world.

Once Upon a time, I wrote a series about The Hero’s Journey, also known as the Writing Monomyth. It was fun, I got some good comments, then I came up with various expansion packs based upon this idea.

One of my recent Expansion Packs was called Character Archetypes + A Trick. It was based upon some standard characters that appear in the Writing Monomyth.

The fact is the steps from the Monomyth meld with the standard characters. So is this an Expansion Pack based upon an Expansion Pack? Can it serve as its own series, with some Expansion Packs of its own? It kind of blows my mind, but like Dr. Jeckyl once said, “Can’t know for sure until I drink the potion.” Away we go…

The Hero:


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8 responses to “Character Archetypes: The Hero

  1. This was a great post, Craig! Very informative and useful!

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  2. And the hero, he must suffer his pride 😉

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