NaNoWriMo Giveaway (Day 14): A New Character Archetype: The Game Changer

Get the low down on one archetype character who might be perfect for giving your story an added layer of conflict and complexity that will spark readers'—and agents'—interest.
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In honor of National Novel Writing Month, I’m going to be offering free content each weekday in November to help all NaNoWriMo participants (and, really, anyone who is working on a novel).
Here is today’s giveaway:

Day 14: You’re two weeks into National Novel Writing Month. Perhaps it’s time to shake things up a bit! Consider introducing a new character, or adding new shades of characterization to a character already in play. Victoria Lynn Schmidt is a character archetype specialist. In 45 Master Characters, she provides a description for a special 46th archetype that might be perfect for giving your story an added layer of conflict and complexity. Check it out and see if there’s a place for “The Game Changer” in your novel! To get this freebie, just enter your e-mail address below.

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