Open post
Character Archetypes

Character Archetypes – How To Create Compelling Characters with Jungian Archetypes

I’ve been reading a bit about psychology recently, and some of it is helpful when it comes to writing fiction. That’s probably nothing new, but there was something that stuck out, Character Archetypes.

Carl Jung was an extraordinary man, and one of the most influential men of the 20th Century. I have only started to really learn about him and his work, and there is a lot to learn. I read “Man’s Search for a Soul,” and it was brilliant. He somehow captures the Continue reading “Character Archetypes – How To Create Compelling Characters with Jungian Archetypes”

Open post

Understanding what makes a Good Story – Part One

If there is one thing people are hungry for, it’s a good story. Story gives our lives meaning. A shared story is an aspect of a culture, and helps unites people. To study the importance of story would take you into the depths of everything human. Story is in our blood.

So, what makes a good story would be important to know, wouldn’t it?

Myths, Legends and Religious Tales that have been passed down the ages have to have been good, or else no one would have retold them. For a novel to be a bestseller, it has to at least have some aspects of a good story. Same goes for movies, TV Shows and anything else with a plot and characters. These modern tales often can slip up here and there and still do okay. The best ones you remember for decades are the ones that Continue reading “Understanding what makes a Good Story – Part One”

Open post
The Wolf and the Lamb

The Wolf and the Lamb, A Closer Look

The Wolf and the Lamb is one of Aesop’s most telling fables. In it, a wolf finds a lamb who has strayed from the flock. He’s hungry, but feels he needs to justify his right to eat the lamb.

First, he says that the lamb insulted him last year. The lamb explains that he wasn’t even alive last year.

Next, the wolf claims that the lamb has eaten from his pasture. The lamb replies that he has not yet tasted grass.

Then, the wolf accuses the lamb of drinking from his well. The lamb replies he has only ever drunken from his mother’s milk.

Then, angry and still hungry, the wolf eats the lamb, saying “Well! I won’t remain supperless, even though you refute every one of my imputations.”

The Moral: Continue reading “The Wolf and the Lamb, A Closer Look”

Scroll to top