Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Website of the Week -- Archetype
Even if your story's main character happens to be a cat or a rug, you're writing about a complicated consciousness different than your own. It becomes necessary then to know what makes your characters tick psychologically so your story can get a move-on. That's where Archetype: The Fiction Writer's Guide to Psychology can be of some help. This website has gathered information on psychology from a variety of sources into one convenient, easy-to-navigate website. Exploring a character with a mental disorder? Writing about a psychiatrist? Need some ideas for creating complexity? There are articles on various mental disorders, psychological jargon, well-known or intriguing experiments, and lots more. In addition to the psychology info, there are interesting writing resources and writing-help books available for browsing and purchase. This site is a resource worthy of a bookmark/favorite star!