Character Archetypes

This is a summary of the 12 archetypes as defined by Pearson and Mark in The Hero and Outlaw. It includes the archetype, their motivation, their motto, and their core desire.

You can use this table to motivate a character’s actions and to check that he or she is acting ‘in character’. Read: 12 Common Character Archetypes & How Writers Can Use Them

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Posted on: 1st March 2013