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 WHY ARCHETYPES? WHY HEROES/HEROINES? Archetypes are important because they bring into our, well, psyches. Robert Jones and a guest post on Larry Brooks’ Storyfix.com says, “all fiction is an archetype that displays life on a symbolic level.” Archetypes are universally recognized essentials to literature. Chris Vogler in The Writers’ Journey agrees. He says, “All stories consist of a few common structural elements found universally in this, fairy tales, dreams, and movies.” Heroes can make or break.  When I read the Tarzan series, I realized how impossible and unrealistic the… Continue reading →