Jordan Trippeer

Exploring Female Character Archetypes – The Mother

Exploring Female Character Archetypes – The Mother

Next up in our survey of the four major female archetypes, we have the Mother.  The Mother, as you might expect, has been around since time immemorial. Even before a context was built around her for literary purposes, she existed in oral stories and the origin myths of goddesses, and before that at the very […]

 Jordan Trippeer

Exploring Female Character Archetypes – The Wild Woman

Exploring Female Character Archetypes – The Wild Woman

As we continue exploring the four major female archetypes, Wise Woman, Wild Woman, Mother and Maiden, let’s consider the Wild Woman. The Wild Woman is perhaps the most dynamic, nebulous, and incomplete archetype of all. Depending on which Jungian psychologist you ask, the Wild Woman is instinctive and born of nature, or she is highly […]

 Jim

15 Types Of Intimacy Between Characters

15 Types Of Intimacy Between Characters

Character interactions in films and television shows are often defined in terms of a dramatic function such as protagonist vs antagonist or main character and their supporting characters. These somewhat narrow definitions facilitate the conflict in the story in terms of opposing beliefs, morals, and goals. Fewer screenwriters examine the more intimate and nuanced bonds […]

 Jordan Trippeer

Exploring Female Character Archetypes – The Wise Woman

Exploring Female Character Archetypes – The Wise Woman

Creative Screenwriting Magazine previously explored the four key male archetypes in storytelling – the warrior, the king, the magician, and the lover. As an extension to our articles on character archetypes, we’re focusing on the four main female character archetypes: Wise Woman / Crone Archetype Maiden Archetype Mother Archetype Wild Woman / Enchantress Archetype This […]

 Jim

How Attached Are You To Your Characters?

How Attached Are You To Your Characters?

The psychological study of attachment explores how humans bond in ways that have a lasting impact on their behaviors. Attachment begins at birth with the primary caregiver and develops through adolescence into adulthood. It’s important for screenwriters to have knowledge of the various attachment styles to help them write deeper, more meaningful characters. Understanding the […]

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