Archetypes: Ruler

Archetypes: Ruler

Power is not everything, it is the only thing. Taking responsibility not only for his own life, but the lives of others, the Ruler is one of the most recognizable and easily corruptible Jungian archetypes. This is the archetype of power, plain and simple, but what comes with power is a dangerous tightrope walk between order and [...]

The Dictionary of Purple Prose: 100 More Words for Logophiles

The Dictionary of Purple Prose: 100 More Words for Logophiles

I'm a bit of a collector of words. Several years ago, I began keeping a list known as The Dictionary of Purple Prose, which has been quite well-received among this blog's readers. Occasionally, I remember to update the thing, as I did last year. It's time to do it again. Here are 100 new additions to The [...]

Characters in the Wild

I have a lot of characters living in my head. Men, women, demons, angels, fairies and werewolves, dragons and horse maidens. Many exist in their own finite worlds of floating cities and underground realms, but a few live and breathe right on average old Earth. There's one character in particular that I was fond of [...]