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Character archetypes: the damsel

Sometimes an archetype can have progressive connotations, whilst others can be outdated and contribute to stereotypes. But, often they can provide a platform for challenging these ideas. What is the damsel archetype, how does it play out in fiction, and what can we learn from it?  What does the saying damsel in distress mean?  The […]

August 30, 2019 by Laura Kelly
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Character archetypes: the mentor

In our first blog in our new archetypes series, we talked about the trickster and what we can learn from them. This time, we’re talking about the mentor. What is the mentor archetype and what can they teach you about writing?

July 30, 2019 by Laura Kelly