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  1. Pamela Jaye Smith

    Craft Beyond the Hero’s Journey with Pamela Jaye Smith

    Have you been trying to use the Hero’s Journey for your story structure? Is your story not fitting into that pattern? You're probably not telling that mythic. And that's okay. There are dozens of other powerful Mythic Themes: The Wakeup Call, Fatal Attraction, Search for the Promised Land...
  2. Pamela Jaye Smith

    Craft Mastering Your Creative Process with Pamela Jaye Smith

    Whether it’s for a story, a project, a class, a relationship, etc. the 4-part creative cycle affects everything on small and large scales, from a single small plant to a civilization to a star system. Learning to discern where in the process something is can give you all kinds of insights and...
  3. Pamela Jaye Smith

    Craft Creating GREAT Villains & Villainesses with Pamela Jaye Smith

    A great Villain may kill your heroine - but nothing kills a story faster than a weak antagonist. In this course we will explore different types of Antagonists: anti-heroines, seducers, pirate queens and rebels, bumblers, psychos, vampires, ghosts and aliens, and more. Learn to use back-story...
  4. Pamela Jaye Smith

    Craft SYMBOLS. IMAGES. CODES. with Pamela Jaye Smith

    Humans are first of all visual creatures, and symbols are basic powerful communication tools. The more consciously you use symbols, images, and codes in your stories, the more effective your message will be. Using appropriate visuals – in prose, poetry, plays, or scripts - will heighten the...
  5. Pamela Jaye Smith

    Craft Beyond the Hero’s Journey with Pamela Jaye Smith

    Have you been trying to use the Hero’s Journey for your story structure? Is your story not fitting into that pattern? You're probably not telling that mythic. And that's okay. There are dozens of other powerful Mythic Themes: The Wakeup Call, Fatal Attraction, Search for the Promised Land...
  6. Pamela Jaye Smith

    Craft Alpha Babes with Pamela Jaye Smith

    Whether you're creating super-heroines or putting ordinary people in extraordinary situations, sometimes it just takes an Alpha Babe to accomplish the goal. Learn the qualities of the Alpha Babe, explore the transitions to become one, and use the repercussions of being one to enrich your...
  7. Pamela Jaye Smith

    Creating Our Next Myths with Pamela Jaye Smith

    The world needs positive change and the best way to start that is with our stories. Change the myth and you change the actions. What’s the newest concept? What’s our next mythology? what changes do you want to help bring about? What does your audience want and need these days? The nature of...
  8. Pamela Jaye Smith

    Beyond the Hero's Journey: Other Powerful Mythic Themes with Pamela Jaye Smith

    Have you been trying to use the Hero’s Journey for your story structure? Is your story not fitting into that pattern? You're probably not telling that mythic. And that's okay. There are dozens of other powerful Mythic Themes: The Wakeup Call, Fatal Attraction, Search for the Promised Land...
  9. Pamela Jaye Smith

    Creating GREAT Villains & Villainesses with Pamela Jaye Smith

    A great Villain may kill your heroine - but nothing kills a story faster than a weak antagonist. In this course we will explore different types of Antagonists: anti-heroines, seducers, pirate queens and rebels, bumblers, psychos, vampires, ghosts and aliens, and more. Learn to use...
  10. Pamela Jaye Smith

    Alpha Babes with Pamela Jaye Smith

    Whether you're creating super-heroines or putting ordinary people in extraordinary situations, sometimes it just takes an Alpha Babe to accomplish the goal. Learn the qualities of the Alpha Babe, explore the transitions to become one, and use the repercussions of being one to enrich your...
  11. Pamela Jaye Smith

    Show Me the Love with Pamela Jaye Smith

    Romance novels have plenty of love in them, right? Romantic love, yes, but there are wonderful opportunities to deepen your readers’ engagement by bringing in other kinds of love, too. We’ll explore other types of love that permeate our emotional lives and drive our actions. Include one or...
  12. Pamela Jaye Smith

    Myth, Magic, and Metaphysics with Pamela Jaye Smith

    The supernatural and the unexplained are all the rage: magic, channeling, crop circles, remote viewing, psychic spies, vampires, werewolves, aliens, angels, shape-shifters, altered states, ESP, time travel, multiple dimensions... Explore the geography and psychology of these other realities...
  13. Pamela Jaye Smith

    ARCHEPATHS – 5 Character Paradigms for Any Story with Pamela Jaye Smith

    You know how important it is for a character to have internal integrity – and how difficult that can sometimes be. Here’s a helpful system from classical myths. Warrior, Monk, Scientist, Magician, Lover – find and develop the best ArchePath for your characters, regardless of gender or age...