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Mythic Archetypes: Creating a Scintillating Cast of Characters
How do we create a diverse and interesting cast of characters to populate our stories? One way is to examine some of the universal archetypes that are found throughout art, film, and literature— and that’s exactly what we’ll do in the workshop. By exploring some of our favorite heroes, sidekicks, mentors, and shadows, we’ll discover insight into crafting characters that are unique and distinctive in both their personalities and roles.
Lee Edward Födi is a children’s author, illustrator, and educator—or, as he likes to think of himself, a daydreaming expert. He is the author of the Kendra Kandlestar series and has illustrated many books for other authors. He has taught creative writing workshops and programs in Canada, the US, Korea, Thailand, and England.