About Douglas A. Burton
Douglas A. Burton is a speaker, author, and expert storyteller whose work depicts heroic figures and their deeper connection to the human experience. He grew up in what he describes as “the heroic boyhood culture of late Generation X” that has gone mainstream around the world. Doug blogs about heroes, heroines, and villains in pop culture and believes that fiction does much more than merely entertain us. He also shares strategies with fellow writers for writing compelling heroic characters in fiction.
Burton’s debut novel, Far Away Bird, which centers on the early life of Byzantine Empress Theodora, recently won the 2020 Independent Press Award as a ‘Distinguished Favorite’ in New Fiction. Prior to publication, the novel won the Manuscript Content for Historical Fiction from the Writers’ League of Texas as well as Historical Fiction Book of the Year (gold medal) and Best Debut Novel in Historical Fiction (bronze medal) from the Coffee Pot Book Club.
Douglas recently began outlining a breakthrough storytelling model that reveals a fascinating “heroine-centric” model for story structure he calls The Heroine’s Labyrinth. He believes that greater attention should be given to the powerful heroine archetypes across film, literature, and fiction. To join the conversation, follow the author page of Douglas A. Burton on Facebook by clicking HERE!
Articles written by Douglas have been published in Ms. Magazine, Focus on Women Magazine, and Texas Lifestyle Magazine.