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Not a Heroine's Journey (Learn More)

  • Friday, April 19, 2024
  • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Zoom Online

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  • Premium Membership includes free entry to all General Meetings, In-Person Workshops and Online Labs for the year. You must be logged in to select this option. You will receive an invitation to the Zoom online meeting after you have registered and payment is complete.
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  • Non-Members pay $110 for each Online Lab. Please note that if you choose to join the Guild before registering for this event you will pay a $75 Membership fee, and then attend this event for $55 (50% discount). You will also gain all the benefits of membership in the Guild including 50% off future Online Labs and 50% to 65% (Early Bird) off In-Person Workshops. You will receive an invitation to the Zoom online meeting after you have registered and payment is complete.
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Announcing our next Online Lab

Not a Heroine's Journey
Stacey Simmons, PhD



About Stacey Simmons

Stacey Simmons is a writer and psychotherapist who lives and works in Los Angeles. She discovered an analog to the Hero’s Journey that is NOT a heroine’s journey by examining myths, films, sacred literature, and stories. In her practice at Hope Therapy Center she specializes in the unique needs of creative professionals. You can learn more about her writing here.


Description of talk:

Not a Heroine’s Journey: Don’t Tell Your Women-Centered Story like a Hero’s Tale!

What you will learn:

  • Why a Woman-centered story fails using the Hero’s (or Heroine’s) Journey model
  • How to use the Queen’s Path to make your story connect with readers
  • Who is the Divided Woman and how do you make space for her in your stories?
  • How can you make sense of the Happily Ever After drive to help your story connect with readers?
  • How to drive home your character arcs by underlining the relevant aspects of their personal journeys along the Queen’s Path

What you should bring

  • A character synopsis for your protagonists and antagonists
  • A beat sheet of your plot points

Location: Zoom Online

To receive a full refund minus a $25 cancellation processing fee, attendees must cancel their registration 5 days before the event. No refunds will be given after that time. To cancel your registration, go to palmspringswritersguild.org and click on the blue icon at the top right of any page. Enter user name and password and click "LOG IN". On the next screen click "My event registrations". Select event and cancel registration.

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Event Contact: Ariella Moon
authorariellamoon@gmail.com