“Five character archetypes: Protagonist, Nemesis, Attractor, Mentor, Trickster”

July 15th, 2008 by


That’s the title of the new 1-week online course I will be teaching through UCLA Extension beginning tomorrow. It’s basically an introductory level course where I synthesize my studies of Joseph Campbell, Carl Jung, a bunch of psychology and mythology books I’ve read, a zillion movies I’ve screened, and whatever ideas that have developed as I’ve bumped around screenwriting for the last 20 years.

I’ll probably drop a few thoughts here along the way — going back through all my notes and what-not, it’s pretty fascinating stuff.

By the way, I’ll be teaching a 4-day workshop version of the course at the Writers Studio in Feb. 2009. You can go here and here for more information. Note: class enrollment is limited to 18 students.

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