Potent World-Making: What's Myth Got to Do With It?
Creating irresistible worlds is the main strategy we have as book writers to compete with entertainment modes that move at the speed of speed. And snagging a young reader’s interest is all about the world you bid them enter, one they will co-create (as we writer’s know, in our civilization’s past, video games were called “imagination”).
Why should they enter the world you’ve made for them? The ancient storytellers –mythmakers dialed in to the art of getting their audience to make the leap...and you can be, too.
Join Reece Michaelson and Pamela Jaye Smith, authors of THE JOURNALS OF PETRA VOLARE-- SCROLL I: FROM THE SHADOWS, a book with a new archetype for girls, as they share their ABC’s for creating irresistible worlds for readers.
When Reece Michaelson decided it was time to generate a new archetype for girls, she knew the one person who could help make it fly was Mythworks™ consultant Pamela Jaye Smith. With her considerable background in applied mythology and esoteric teachings, Pamela had provided insights on the mythical underpinnings of an original series idea Reece pitched to noted SciFi scriptwriter/executive director Rockne S. O’Bannon (DEFIANCE, ALIEN NATION, FARSCAPE, SF ONE) which resulted in an irresistible idea that snagged O’Bannon’s interest, and the subsequent pilot script was bought by ABC/Touchstone. As well, having been mentored at NYU by some of the great icon-creators of our time, including Arthur Laurents (WEST SIDE STORY) and Stephen Schwartz (WICKED), Reece could see that Pamela Jaye's sense for combining education with spot-on storytelling would help nail the most iconic aspects of the tale.
Pamela Jaye Smith is a writer, international consultant and speaker, and award-winning producer-director with over 30 years in the media industry, from feature films to music videos, commercials to documentaries. She is the author of INNER DRIVES, THE POWER OF THE DARK SIDE, BEYOND THE HERO’S JOURNEY, and SYMBOLS.IMAGES.CODES: The Secret Language of Meaning in Media. As well as in-person classes here and abroad, Pamela teaches online on Mythic Themes, Archetypes, and Symbols for a number of venues. She is the founder of MYTHWORKSand co-founder of the Alpha Babe Academy and Mythic Challenges. She has presented workshops for the Children’s Book Writers of LA in 2011 and 2012.
Date: August 17, 2013 Saturday
Time: 1 – 4PM
Venue: El Segundo Library
*$10 Discount for CBW-LA Members when you pay online
*$5 Discount for CBW-LA Members when you pay at the door
*Non-members pay the full amount of $30
*Fee includes workshop materials, handouts, worksheet and a copy of the authors’ book THE JOURNALS OF PETRA VOLAREundefinedSCROLL 1: FROM THE SHADOWS