Creating Heroes that Inspire Us
You know how important it is for a character to have internal integrity – and how difficult that can sometimes be. Here’s a helpful system from classical myths, the five ArchePaths.
Warrior, Monk, Scientist, Magician, Lover – find and develop the best ArchePath for your characters, regardless of gender or age. The ArchePaths are Paths a person follows, a style of being, a type of approach to life. Any archetype can be on any of the Paths.
Learn the hopes, fears, strengths, weaknesses, symbols, and styles of each
By aligning your characters with the highest ideals of each approach, you can create believable heroes that inspire us.
Get the 3 Levels for each: beginner, adept, expert
Explore the 3 Approaches of each: mental, emotional, synthesized
Build conflict by pitting characters on the same Path against each other
Juxtapose characters on different Paths to the best effect
Use the possibilities for growth and change: that all-important character arc
These 5 classic ArchePaths are valuable profiles for creating dynamic, believable characters and enriching your stories with these powerful mythic paradigms.
About the Presenter, PAMELA JAYE SMITH:
PAMELA JAYE SMITH is an Author, international Consultant/Speaker, and award-winning Producer/Director with over thirty years experience in features, TV, music videos, commercials, documentaries, corporate, and military films, and web series.