Author Carol Parker

Carol Parker

Meet Winter’s Seasonal Archetype

As writers, we use broad character types to show aspects of human nature that follow a pattern over time, place, and circumstance. It is natural to want to apply the same thinking to the seasons: Spring, the Innocent archetype with new beginnings. Summer, the Warrior, ready for empowerment. Autumn, the Transformer, turning obstacles into steppingstones.  …

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Why Archetypes?

With the shift from summer to autumn upon us, I’ve been thinking about nature’s seasonal archetypes. Winter, the Sage, the wise woman elder; she discards all that no longer serves her and holds onto the powerful life force necessary for rebirth. Spring, symbolized by New Beginnings. Summer, with its bold Warrior spirit, and soon to …

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