45 Master Characters

45 Master Characters, Revised Edition: Mythic Models for Creating Original Characters - Victoria Lynn Schmidt

While I haven't read every page of this book, I have read enough to say it is a fantastic resource. If you write fiction, and you want to round out your characters and/or explore archetypal hero journeys, this book will not disappoint. It's stuffed full of good stuff for both male and female characters, leads and supporting cast, as well as examples and ideas on how to pull them all together.