Character Roles and Archetypes in Fiction

Hi everyone. Previously we have spoken about the development of characters, but we have not yet spoken about the character roles and archetypes that you may find. I will begin with the more familiar; character roles.┬áIt is generally accepted to be seven character roles in a narrative: The Protagonist This is the main character ofContinue reading “Character Roles and Archetypes in Fiction”

Amidst the Chaos of the Apocalypse

It’s hard to believe that we are barely three months into the year and already so much has happened. South Africa goes into a nationwide lock-down for twenty one days as of Friday due to COVID-19. Although it is needed and although much of the nation applauds our president for this action, it will haveContinue reading “Amidst the Chaos of the Apocalypse”

Accepting criticism and Beta Readers.

Beta readers. Those wonderful people that we love and dislike immensely in equal measure. Let’s face it, there comes a point where you have seen your work so much that you have become cross-eyed. You know it so well that you gloss over large swathes of text, briefly, simply fact- checking. You need new setsContinue reading “Accepting criticism and Beta Readers.”

World- Building, the Foundations of a Fantasy

It is true, there is a lot that needs to be considered when writing a fantasy. From plot to characterization to magic systems, the list seems never-ending. I find, however, that one of the most integral parts of a good fantasy, a believable fantasy, is the world that it is set in. Is the worldContinue reading “World- Building, the Foundations of a Fantasy”

Traditional Publishing vs Indie Publishing, which is for you?

So you have written a book, now what? You want to get published, but what route do you take, traditional publishing or indie/ self publishing? Let’s begin with traditional publishing. A lot has changed in the traditional publishing realm and yet there is much that has stayed the same. It is true, getting published byContinue reading “Traditional Publishing vs Indie Publishing, which is for you?”