45 Master Characters: Mythic Models for Creating Original - download pdf or read online

By Victoria Lynn Schmidt

Create unforgettable characters your readers will love!

45 grasp Characters will make your characters and their tales extra compelling, advanced and unique than ever before.

You'll discover the most typical female and male archetypes-the mythic, cross-cultural versions from which all characters originate-and how one can use them as foundations to your personal precise characters. Examples culled from literature, tv and picture illustrate simply how memorable and powerful those archetypes can be-from "Gladiators" and "Kings" like Rocky Balboa and Captain Ahab to "Amazons" and "Maidens" like Xena and Guinevere.

The mythic trips of heroes and heroines-the development of occasions upon which each and every archetype's personality arc develops-are additionally tested. development the sort of "journey" into your character's tale will show you how to cease being concerned approximately what occurs subsequent and get on with telling your tale.

It's a power-packed strategy for developing characters that stand the try out of time!

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5m) long, and weighing up to 25lb (12kg). DUCKS Classified in their own subfamily, called the Anatinae, ducks are more varied than swans or geese, with many more species. They are loosely grouped by INSTANT TAKEOFF their feeding habits. Puddle ducks like the Mallard Dabblers, or puddle can shoot straight out of the water and into the air. ducks, such as the Mallard, teals, and wigeons, eat plants and animal matter, such as snails. They feed by upending on the surface of shallow water. By contrast, diving ducks, a group that includes scaups, scoters, eiders, mergansers, and the Ruddy Duck, dive deep underwater for their food.

Crecca (Eurasia), A. c. carolinensis (North America), and A. c. nimia (Aleutian Islands). Carolinensis males have a conspicuous vertical white bar, whereas Eurasian crecca males do not. VOICE Male call a high-pitched, slightly rolling crick crick, similar to cricket; female a call quiet quack. NESTING Shallow scrape on ground lined with nearby vegetation, often placed in dense vegetation near water; 6–9 eggs; 1 brood; April–September. FEEDING Eats seeds, aquatic insects, crustaceans, and mollusks year-round; also feeds in grain fields in winter.

However, in recent decades, droughts, combined with the reduction of habitat on both their wintering and breeding grounds, have resulted in a significant decline in their population. VOICE Male call a high-pitched rolling prrreep prrreep; lower-pitched wheezy wheeeee, which gets louder then drops off; female call a quiet, harsh quack or kuk singularly or as short series; also a loud gaak, often repeated. NESTING Scrape lined with plant materials and down, usually in short grass, brush, or even in the open; 3–12 eggs; 1 brood; April–August.

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