First, I want to take a moment to thank you all for your support and enthusiasm for my new book Writing Archetypal Character Arcs.
Thank you for making the launch a success! It was one of the best pre-launches and launches I’ve ever had, and I am so grateful to all of you for making it happen!
It’s been wonderful to hear from those of you who are already digging into the book and discovering the transformative power of archetypal story forms! I hope the book will encourage and inspire you in the crafting of many stories to come. Here’s to Wordplayers everywhere!
And now the news you’ve all been waiting for. The winner of the Freewrite Typewriter is… Katie Baldwin.
Thank you all once again for joining me for the celebration of the book’s launch! And if this is your first time hearing about it, I’m sorry you missed the opportunity to join the giveaway. But the good news is you can still grab the book!
Where to Buy the Book
You can purchase the book at the following links:
Amazon USA (affiliate link)
(Audiobook version coming soon!)
The Six Transformational Character Arcs of the Human Life
Ready to take your story’s character arcs and themes to the next level? This latest book from veteran writing teacher and story theorist K.M. Weiland ventures far beyond the popular and pervasive Hero’s Journey to explore six important archetypal character arcs, representing key moments of initiation in the human experience:
- The Maiden
- The Hero
- The Queen
- The King
- The Crone
- The Mage
Found in every genre from fantasy to drama to romance to adventure, these transformational stories are the secret of powerhouse fiction—as shown through a wide variety of real-story examples throughout the book.
Writing Archetypal Character Arcs will teach you:
- The archetypal beats for each of the six journeys
- Which archetypes are right for your particular story
- The best way to use archetypes in a series
- How to choose the right archetypes for supporting characters
- How to use archetypes to identify your story’s theme
You will also learn how to deepen your stories by implementing shadow archetypes (the negative sides of each positive archetype), resting or “flat” archetypes (the fixed stage between each of the main arcs), and archetypal antagonists (the epic antagonistic forces that oppose each of the positive archetypes in their journeys). The Hero’s Journey is just the beginning. Learning about archetypal character arcs will change the way you view stories—and life—forever.
I’ll be taking a bit of a break this week and next, but I can’t wait to see you on the other side and hear about all your archetypal adventures.
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