Does Your Story Have a Passport?
Creating Universal Stories
that Reach Wider Audiences
with Pamela Jaye Smith
This past year had proven that stories are so vitally important: people are recommending books, they’re trading books, they’re sharing stories, and they’re writing them!
In today’s tech-heavy media world that’s often quite divisive, it’s a smart move to make your stories as universal as possible to reach a wider audience and help create more interconnectivity and open-mindedness between people of all ages – especially children and young people.
For so many countries and cultures English is the preferred second language and with the proliferation of media distribution [print books, e-books, movies, TV, web series, podcasts, etc.] writers have more rich opportunities than ever before.
Using timeless principles of story-telling, this interactive presentation will explore how you too can craft IP that publishers, agents, managers, and media producers will find relevant and attractive.
Even if your story takes place in a remote village or on another planet or dimension, you can touch upon global issues and universal archetypes that readers in many other places can relate to – while still keeping your story unique to you.
So get your Story a Passport and give it wings to travel round the world!
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
PAMELA JAYE SMITH is a mythologist, writer, international consultant-speaker, and award-winning writer-producer-director with over thirty years experience in the media industry in features, TV, music videos, documentaries, corporate and military films, web series, and XR projects in Hollywood and around the world.
Her Cuban Circuit script was a winner at the Bahamas Intl. Film Festival. Pamela has written five books for content creators, is co-author of two children’s books, “Petra Volare” and “Skruffy”, and writes short stories, with a few novels in progress.
Credits include Fox, Disney, Paramount, Microsoft, Universal, RAI-TV Rome, UCLA, USC Film School, American Film Institute, Women in Film, Natl. Film Institute of Denmark, LA and Marseille WebFests, Romance Writers of America, Children’s Book Writers LA, Rocaberti Writers Retreat, media festivals and story conferences.
She has written hundreds of articles and most recently her piece on “The First Gods of Mars” was accepted into The Mars Society official library. Pamela recently presented at their Annual Convention.
Various projects have taken Smith to the Arctic, the Andes, SE Asia, Europe, and New Zealand and soon, South Africa.
Her company MYTHWORKS helps people improve their stories, discover and live their Personal Myths, and better present their projects. Pitch Materials She is co-founder of Alpha Babe Academy and Mythic Challenges – Create Stories that Change the World.