Five insightful thoughts Ursula K. Le Guin shared on writing.
Archetypes are recurring patterns (plot structures, symbols, character types, themes) that occur in mythology, religion, and stories across cultures and time periods. They embody universal meanings and basic human experiences and can evoke unconscious responses in a reader. For writers, archetypes are tools to employ that can deepen a reader's understanding and emotional connection to a character … Continue reading 10 Hero-Character Archetypes
In 2015, it was widely reported that the Boston Celtics offered four first-round draft picks in their pursuit of Justise Winslow during that year's NBA Draft. Boston's advances were rebuffed by both the Charlotte Hornets and Miami Heat, the team that selected Winslow 10th overall out of Duke University. Less than three years later, the … Continue reading What to Do with Justise Winslow
The Miami Heat started the second half of their 2017-2018 season with an impressive 97-79 home victory over the Milwaukee Bucks. The Heat used a dominant third quarter to overcome a 43-41 halftime deficit en route their their seventh straight win. Although both Heat head coach Erik Spolestra and point guard Goran Dragic downplayed the … Continue reading Miami Heat Midseason Report
So. I teach my students there are four primary elements of storytelling: Character, Conflict, Plot, and Point of View. And I argue that perhaps the single most important element of storytelling is Character, because each of the other elements emerges from what an author does with Character. Lajos Egri, a Hungarian playwright and creative writing … Continue reading Three-Dimensional Character Building