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When Should a Pre-Published Author Start Promoting Their Book?
I have been asked by writers on more than one occasion when they should start promoting their unpublished book. My answer? Straight away, especially if unpublished. Let’s break it down and give you three actionable steps to take today. Ready?...Read more →
Veiled Vesper: Mystery and Objectification in James Bond Films
Written by Elizabeth Kobayashi Ah, Vesper Lynd. The smart, sexy British Treasury employee from Casino Royale who becomes the love of James Bond’s life. She is the ultimate Bond girl—witty, beautiful, and driven by an obfuscated backstory that Bond can’t...Read more →
Archetypes: Shapeshifter and Trickster
A guest post by Elizabeth Kobayashi We come to end of our exploration of the basic archetypes! The final two archetypes, Shapeshifter and Trickster, are catalysts for change that may occur at any point in the story. They serve similar...Read more →
Archetypes: Herald and Threshold Guardian
Guest post by Elizabeth Kobayashi Sometimes heros need a little bit of a push out the door. Harry Potter may never have left the Dursleys’ if the owls (and ultimately Hagrid) hadn’t come with a letter of acceptance to Hogwarts....Read more →
Archetypes: Ally and Mentor
Guest post by Elizabeth Kobayashi Where would Frodo be without Gandalf? Where would he be without Samwise Gamgee? Heroes and villains face off in stories, but they rarely do so alone. As we continue to explore the archetypes that make...Read more →
Archetypes: Hero and Shadow
Guest post by Elizabeth Kobayashi Much of the world depends on a level of consistency and repetition in human behavior. Psychologists break behaviors down into personality types and dysfunctions and endless variations on the same basic things. Since stories...Read more →