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New ARCHEPATHS – 5 Character Paradigms for Any Story with Pamela Jaye Smith

Kick away the cardboard cutout characters and create REAL characters!

  1. Pamela Jaye Smith
    New this year at SavvyAuthors!:
    • New!!
    Level:
    Mixed
    Basic and Premium Members Prices:
    Premium Members $30 & Basic Members $40
    $5 off Early Registration Coupon-expires 1 week before class starts:
    **Register by May 29 and save $5, use code ARCHEPATHS at checkout!**
    Category:
    • Characters
    • Structure
    • GMC
    • POV
    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.
    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
    • 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.
    Outline:
    Lessons
    1. What are the ArchePaths, how are they different from Archetypes?
    2. 3 levels of each ArchePath
    3. 3 approaches to each ArchePath
    4. Warrior
    5. Monk/Ascetic
    6. Scientist
    7. Magician
    8. Lover
    9. Main Path & Sub-Path for a character [Warrior-Monk, Lover-Magician, etc.]
    10. Characters on the same Path – conflicts and collaborations
    11. Characters on differing Paths – conflicts and collaborations
    12. Using the ArchePaths in your own life, relationships, work, and creativity.