Apprentice Wordsmith A Writer's Blog

The Masks of the Dealer -- Vogler's Archetypes

Christopher Vogler’s book The Writer’s Journey has had a big influence on how I write. I’ve quoted from it before in previous posts, and you’ll likely see more from it in the future. The biggest lesson I took from this book was how to use character archetypes.

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Writing Prompts 18

The season of long days has finally reached the Northern hemisphere. Here are some prompts to kickstart your summer writing.

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Idea You Can Steal 22 -- The Disappearing Resort

May’s got an additional Friday for us this year. So here’s an extra idea for your writing habit.

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The Sword in Lake Mitchell, Part 3

Ville’s chapel was a small stone building in the northwest corner of town. Kaelyn pulled her wagon over the threshold and passed through the shadowy entrance into the sanctuary. The wheels clattered over the stone as Kaelyn walked past the wooden pews. Sunlight filled the room, tinting the white walls ever so slightly pink. Ahead of Kaelyn was the altar, covered in white cloth and candles standing on either end. A large cross of wood and bronze hung on the wall above it.

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Idea You Can Steal 21 -- Keeping the Case Cold

May has been an interesting and busy month for me, so no pithy intro I’m afraid. But I do have a story idea you can steal.

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