Using Archetypes in Screenwriting

As a screenwriter you are tasked with the purpose of emotionally impacting your reader. Everything you write should be oriented around that.

One of the most important ways you can get access to that is understanding  what an archetype is and how to incorporate them into your screenwriting.

Here’s my first video on that, which will be the first in a series of videos and articles over the coming weeks.

Check it out!!!

Some tropes are universal. Boy meets girl. Betrayal and revenge. The search to discover a hidden truth…. A mother’s love isn’t cliché, it’s universal. These things are archetypes. They’re the building blocks of myth and legend. They are a big part about what it means to be human.​

The librarian, the warrior, the free spirit… archetypes are a great jumping off point to help clarify where we want to go with a character.

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