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Introducing and welcoming our first regular columnist: Rune Michaels , award-winning author of GENESIS ALPHA and several other young adult novels. Character is plot. Plot is character.
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Odin and Fenris (1909) by Dorothy Hardy In Norse mythology , Fenrir ( Old Norse : " fen -dweller"), [ 1 ] Fenrisúlfr (Old Norse: "Fenris wolf "), [ 2 ] Hróðvitnir (Old Norse: "fame-wolf"), [ 3 ] or Vánagandr (Old Norse: "the monster of the river Ván") [ 4 ] is a monstrous wolf.
In Norse mythology , is a being who presides over a realm of the same name , where she receives a portion of the dead. Hel is attested in the , compiled in the 13th century from earlier traditional sources, and the , written in the 13th century by Snorri Sturluson . In addition, she is mentioned in poems recorded in and that date from the 9th and 10th century respectively. An episode in the Latin work , written in the 12th century by Saxo Grammaticus , is generally considered to refer to Hel, and Hel may appear on various Migration Period bracteates . In the , , and , Hel is referred to as a daughter of Loki , and to "go to Hel" is to die.
In Norse mythology , Jörmungandr ( Old Norse : Jǫrmungandr , pronounced [ˈjɔrmuŋɡandr] ), often written Jormungand , or Jörmungand and also known as the Midgard Serpent ( Old Norse : Midgarðsormr ), or World Serpent , is a sea serpent , the middle child of the giantess Angrboða and the god Loki .
The BOSS: a real go-getter, she climbs the ladder of success. This is a “take charge” female, who accepts nothing but respect. Reaching her goal post the most important thing in life to her, and she isn’t bothered by a few ruffled feathers along the way. Think Annette Bening in American Beauty , Candice Bergen in Murphy Brown , Cate Blanchett in Elizabeth .
These tips are excerpts from the Storybuilder User's Manual and are Copyright© 1996-1998 by Seven Valleys Software, Glen Rock, PA. An archetype is a prototype or model from which something is based. The character archetypes listed here derive from Joseph Campbell's The Hero with a Thousand Faces and are deeply rooted in the myths and legends of many cultures. A significant character's role can often be associated with one of these archetypes, because storytelling is as old as these myths and legends and is how they were handed down to us. Archetypes connect your story to the rich heritage of all storytelling.
My favorite part of this job is the thrill of discovery. Being the first to experience a new world, a brand-new author, or an exciting new project from a favorite simply never gets old. Couple that with the joy of sharing that wonderful book with editors and eventually readers and you’ve got the reason I truly love my job. I’m drawn to well-told commercial novels in a variety of genres. I’m much more likely to keep reading if I know from those perfectly-executed first pages that this character (or author, in the case of nonfiction) is someone whose voice interests me, someone whose story I’d like to get lost in for the next two hours.
The fine decoration of the Oseberg ship in Norway, which was buried in the year 834, provides clues to what Vikings looked like. Inside the ship were two women and the archaeologists believe the ship has served as a sarcophagus. (Photo: Annie Dalbéra) There’s no shortage of myths about the appearance of our notorious Viking ancestors. To find out more about these myths, ScienceNordic’s Danish partner site, videnskab.dk, asked its Facebook readers to list their favourite myths about what the Vikings looked like. We have picked out five myths from the resulting debate and asked researchers to help us confirm or bust these myths.