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Inner Drives: How to Write and Create Characters Using the Eight Classic Centers of Motivation

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Publisher Comments:

Inspiring and practical, Inner Drives goes to the very source of character motivation and action. Explore the fascinating world of archetypes, mythology, and the chakra system. Learn to apply these timeless principals of successful story-telling through examples and exercises.

From patterns of speech to styles of walking, use the Inner Drives to structure character arcs, devise back-stories, up the conflict, pair up couples, form ensembles all with unique, believable characters.

Informative and entertaining, this book helps writers, directors, designers, development executives, and actors expand their artistry and influence on the audience to gain a creative advantage in a highly competitive industry.

Review:

"A wise, beautifully written, extraordinary tool for writers in all fields. I will be recommending it to screenwriters with whom we are working and to the screenwriting students that I mentor through the USC filmic writing program." Lynn Hendee, Producer, In My Country, Ender's Game

Review:

"In this seminal work, Smith explains how to enrich your work, and possibly even your life, through a profound understanding of how myths work and what they reveal about our humanity." Pamela Wallace, screenwriter/producer, Oscar-winning co-screenwriter Witness

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"Smith provides writers with a visionary new way to look at their craft — how to tap into a primal source of enlightenment and energy. Bravo, Pamela — this book should be required reading for all writers!" Stephen Simon, Film Producer, Somewhere in Time, What Dreams May Come, Co-founder

Synopsis:

Inspiring and practical, Inner Drives goes to the very source of character motivation and action. Explores the fascinating world of archetypes, mythology, and the chakra system.

About the Author

Pamela Jaye Smith is a writer, mythologist, consultant, speaker, and award-winning producer/director with international clients and credits in features, TV, commercials, music videos, documentaries, and corporate films.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781932907032
Author:
Smith, Pamela Jaye
Publisher:
Michael Wiese Productions
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing - Play/Scriptwriting
Subject:
Motion picture authorship
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing - Fiction
Subject:
Characters and characteristics in literature
Subject:
Film & Video - Screenwriting
Subject:
Film and Television-Screenwriting
Subject:
Film - Screenwriting
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Publication Date:
20050531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
239
Dimensions:
9.10x5.96x.57 in. .80 lbs.

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Product details 239 pages Michael Wiese Productions - English 9781932907032 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A wise, beautifully written, extraordinary tool for writers in all fields. I will be recommending it to screenwriters with whom we are working and to the screenwriting students that I mentor through the USC filmic writing program."
"Review" by , "In this seminal work, Smith explains how to enrich your work, and possibly even your life, through a profound understanding of how myths work and what they reveal about our humanity."
"Review" by , "Smith provides writers with a visionary new way to look at their craft — how to tap into a primal source of enlightenment and energy. Bravo, Pamela — this book should be required reading for all writers!"
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Inspiring and practical, Inner Drives goes to the very source of character motivation and action. Explores the fascinating world of archetypes, mythology, and the chakra system.
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