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    Discussion Week Two Lesson Four

    Here are some more tips to consider on how to write dialogue. Don’t Overuse Character Names For some reason, many writers use character names in dialogue to identify for the reader who is who. In this example, overusing character names in dialogue is not realistic. The characters know who they...
  2. K

    Discussion Week Two Exercise Two

    Exercise II: In order to keep all your characters from sounding the same, they each need their own voice. As the author you need to know them so well you can hear the way they talk in your head. James Scott Bell, in his book, How to Write Dazzling Dazzling Dialogue suggests creating a voice...
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    Discussion Week One Lesson Two

    Good morning All, Here are a few more reasons we write dialogue. I'll be back later this morning reply to posts from yesterday. Show Growth I couldn’t find an example for this as it’s hard to pinpoint growth to a line or two of dialogue. Just remember your character arc. Your character...
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    Character Making Deep POV Work for You with Margaret Bates

    Do you want to write deep point of view successfully but don't know where to start? Do you feel overwhelmed with giving each focal character's internal voice and perspective seem unique to them? If you are looking to deepen character perspective using techniques from writing and from psychology...
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    Character The Emotional Arc with Tere Michaels

    An emotional arc is the journey that a character’s emotional state of mind undertakes during a scene. A typical emotional arc has a beginning in which the character is feeling a certain way, an end in which their emotional state of mind has undergone a change, and a turning point that triggers...
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    Character Creating Characters From the Inside Out with Terri Main

    We tend to think about fictional characters as something outside of ourselves. We see them as something like statues we are carving or portraits we are painting. But that leads to creating characters readers have trouble relating to. When I was studying for my master's degree in psychology, I...
  7. Pamela Jaye Smith

    Lecture SYMBOLS Lesson Nine - Architecture

    SYMBOLS by Pamela Jaye Smith LESSON 9 “ARCHITECTURE” WHAT IT MEANS Usually a situation or a concept rather than a personal emotion or characteristic. The mud hut denotes poverty, the luxurious palace prosperity. The jumbled streets of a slum say something vastly different from the broad...
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    Pacing-Tension Page Turning Dialogue with Kathy Otten

    One of the most common reasons manuscripts are rejected is because the author has told too much of the story and failed to engage the agent, editor, or reader by showing action. Dialogue is action. It adds tension, conflict, and drama to your story. It’s one of the best ways to engage your...
  9. Pamela Jaye Smith

    Lecture Lesson 12 - Lover Sub-Paths

    ARCHEPATHS 5 Character Paradigms for Any Story LESSON #12 – Lover sub-Paths Pamela Jaye Smith People who are exceptionally passionate about anything have more than one foot on the Lover Path, be it love of another person, love of family, country, learning, adventure, deities, food...
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    Lecture Lesson 11 - The Lover

    ARCHEPATHS 5 Character Paradigms for Any Story LESSON #11 - The Lover Pamela Jaye Smith Love is all there is. God is love. To love is to live. Amor vincet omnia [love conquers all]. Love, the pursuit of love, and the loss of love all touch the lives of almost every human at one time or...
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    Lecture Lesson 10 - Magician Sub-Paths

    ARCHEPATHS 5 Character Paradigms for Any Story LESSON #10 – Magician sub-Paths Pamela Jaye Smith Everyone wants a little magic in their life. But not everyone is a pure, true Magician. Not to worry...there are ways to stay connected to the Magician ArchePath even if you are on one of the...
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    Lecture Lesson 9 - The Magician

    ARCHEPATHS 5 Character Paradigms for Any Story LESSON #9 – The Magician Pamela Jaye Smith A Magician is someone who can see patterns where others cannot see them and who creates patterns where they did not formerly exist. This is the playground for your paranormal and supernatural stories...
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    Lecture Lesson 8 - Scientist Sub-Paths

    ARCHEPATHS 5 Character Paradigms for Any Story LESSON #8 – Scientist Sub-Paths Pamela Jaye Smith The Path of the Scientist is not that well-traveled. The Mystery Schools say that is because humanity as a whole does not have a very well-developed Mental body and that we tend to be mired in...
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    Lecture Lesson 7 - The Scientist

    ARCHEPATHS 5 Character Paradigms for Any Story LESSON #7 – The Scientist Pamela Jaye Smith The SCIENTIST is all about precision. Facts. Procedures. The Process. It's about advancement. It's about improvement. It's about the mental realm, thought, ideas, concepts brought into physical...
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    Lecture Lesson 6 - Clergy/Ascetic Sub-Paths

    ARCHEPATHS 5 Character Paradigms for Any Story LESSON #6 – Clergy/Ascetic sub-Paths Pamela Jaye Smith The Clergy Path is one that most will pass through in various ways in various stages of individual development. Often people on the other ArchePaths will go into a secondary Clergy phase...
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    Lecture Lesson 5 - The Clergy/Ascetic

    ARCHEPATHS 5 Character Paradigms for Any Story LESSON #5 – The Clergy/Ascetic Pamela Jaye Smith The Path of the Clergy/Ascetic is best characterized by abstention, withdrawal, denial of the physical self. Their innermost goal is to reach great spiritual heights by denying the draw of the...
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    Lecture Lesson 4 - The Warrior Sub-Paths

    ARCHEPATHS 5 Character Paradigms for Any Story LESSON #4 – Warrior Sub-Paths Pamela Jaye Smith In the ancient Wisdom Teachings found at the core of every spiritual tradition, the Warrior is the first of five Paths that make up the five-pointed star which represents an integrated, fully...
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    Lecture Lesson 3 - The Warrior ArchePath

    ARCHEPATHS 5 Character Paradigms for Any Story LESSON #3 – The Warrior Pamela Jaye Smith “God has no need of warriors where there is no danger.” - Michael Ventura David versus Goliath, Hector and Achilles at Troy, Greek goddess of war-wisdom-civilization Pallas Athena, Alexander the...
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    Lecture Lesson 2 - 3 Levels & 3 Approaches

    ARCHEPATHS 5 Character Paradigms for Any Story LESSON #2 – 3 Levels & 3 Approaches Pamela Jaye Smith MYTHWORKS www.mythworks.net People and story characters change and grow. That’s what makes life work. It’s also what makes stories work. There are ancient time-tested systems of...
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    Lecture Lesson 1 - Introduction

    ARCHEPATHS 5 Character Paradigms for Any Story LESSON #1 - Introduction Pamela Jaye Smith What are the ArchePaths? Where do they come from? How can you use these timeless character paradigms in your stories? Wouldn’t you love to create characters as rich and vivid as Mr. Darcy in Pride and...