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Woman in the Story Writing Memorable Female Characters

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ISBN-10: 1932907793

ISBN-13: 9781932907797

Edition: 2010

Authors: Helen Jacey, Linda Seger

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Creating a memorable female character with huge audience appeal is not just a matter of choosing a heroine over a hero. By creating a heroine, the screenwriter has to consider all kinds of differences, from character development to gender issues in the development process. Venturing where other screenwriting guides fear to tread, The Woman in the Story provides screenwriters and storytellers with a groundbreaking creative paradigm for the creation of memorable female characters. Written by a professional screenwriter for screenwriters, this is a long-overdue "how to" with a difference, casting a refreshingly honest and empowering woman-centric light on every stage of the writing process.…    
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Book details

List price: $32.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Michael Wiese Productions
Publication date: 9/1/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 225
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Foreword
Introduction
The Power of the Heroine
Why Choose a Heroine?
Masculinity and Male Heroes
The Feminine Superthemes
Familiar Femininity
Feel Good Femininity
Fighting Femininity
Future Femininity
Exercise: Screenwriter's Self-Assessment Questionnaire
The Memorability Factor
Character versus Story
Choosing a Character
Exercise: Finding Your Heroine
The Memorability Factor
A Memorable Story
Exercise: Your Heroine's M-Factor
Going Against Type
Acceptable Clich�s and Stereotypes
How to Use Role Choices
The Role Choice of Heroine
The Role Choice of Nurturer
The Role Choice of Dependant
The Role Choice of Believer
The Role Choice of Caryatid
Exercise: Your Heroine's Role Choice Questionnaire
Making It Personal
Finding the Story
Heroine Story Types
Path to Wholeness
Tests of Love
Group Endeavor
Quest
Survival
Wandering Woman
Rites of Passage
The Talent
Theme
The Metaphoric Wound
Exercise: Your Heroine's Gifts and Wounds Questionnaire
A Phase She's Going Through
The Phases and Theme
Phases and Structure
The Identity Phases
The Relating Phases
The Momentum Phases
Exercise: Phases in a Complex-Linear Film
Women in Trouble
Cultural Conflict
The Layers of Conflict
Psychodynamics and Conflict
Exercise: Your Heroine's Conflict Questionnaire
Feeling Good and Finding Love
The Importance of Union
Cultural Union
Men and Union
Union and Your Heroine's Story
The Layers of Union
The Steps to Love
Exercise: Your Heroine's Union Questionnaire
Genres for Heroines' Stories
Genre and Your Story
The Primal Argument
Genre Bending: Evolutions in Genres
Drama
Romance and the Dramance
Romantic and Dramantic Comedy
Comedy
Thriller
Supernatural Thriller
Biopic
Musical
Science Fiction
Unpopular Genres for Heroines
Exercise: Genre Conventions
Unsung Heroines
Forgettable Heroines
Heroine Softening
The Development Process
Managing Your Career
Future Heroines
Exercise: Screenwriter's Story Questinnaire
A Heroine in Action: An Analysis of Juno
Juno's Supertheme
Juno's M-Factor
Role Choices
Story Type, Theme, and the Metaphoric Wound of Juno
Phases
Layers of Conflict
Layers of Union
Filmography
Film
Television
About the Author