December 7, 2005

The Artful Writer - A Screenwriting Blog

The Artful Writer - A Screenwriting Blog: "...But Mentor Characters Are Good

After taking some expected abuse for my article on real-life mentors and why they're mostly worthless, I figured I'd leave off the tough love angle for a bit and talk about the kind of mentors I like.
The character archetype of The Mentor is one of the classics, and that's why the Mentor often seems lame. After thousands of years Mentoring heroes, it's getting to the point where we cringe at the thought of the alcoholic sports coach or the wise old woman or the dance instructor who bangs a big stick on the floor and promises to "make you sweat!"


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