The Woman In The Story: Writing Memorable Female Characters by Helen JaceyThe Woman In The Story: Writing Memorable Female Characters by Helen Jacey

The Woman In The Story: Writing Memorable Female Characters

byHelen Jacey

Paperback | January 15, 2017

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For over six years, The Woman in the Story has been the go-to resource for writers who want to be gender-mindful when they figure how to create female characters. Inspired by female psychology and gender issues, this how-to book casts a refreshingly honest and empowering women-centric light on every stage of the screenwriting process.
Helen Jacey is a professional screenwriter, author and story consultant. She received an MA in Screenwriting at the London Institute and her PhD from the University of the Arts London. Realizing that most screenwriting books don't address the female character, Helen embarked on her own quest to explore gender issues and screenwriting, ...
Title:The Woman In The Story: Writing Memorable Female CharactersFormat:PaperbackDimensions:258 pages, 9 × 6 × 1 inPublished:January 15, 2017Publisher:Michael Wiese ProductionsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1615932577

ISBN - 13:9781615932573

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments Foreword by Susan Cartsonis, Producer What Women Want & The Duff Introduction to the Second Edition by Helen Jacey 1. The Power of the Female Protagonist Why Choose a Female Protagonist Being Wise The Feminine SuperThemes 2. Going Against Type: The M-Factor Choosing a Character Creating Dimension The Dimensionality Diagram Stereotypicality Archetypality Relatability Credibility Memorability Originality The Memorability Factor A Memorable Story Likeability 3. Making It Personal: Using Role-Choices How to Use Role-Choices Role-Choices and Maturity Heroine Nurturer Dependant Believer Masculine Role-Choices Case Study: Female Characters in Game of Thrones 4. The Real Heroine's Journey The Heroine's Journey in Male Protagonist Stories Building a Journey of Emotional Identity Using a Phase Approach Phases and Structure Identity Phases Relating Phases Momentum Phases Case Study: Wild 5. Women in Trouble: The Layers of Conflict Tricky Women Internal Conflict Significant Other Conflict Family and Friends Conflict Work and Community Conflict Society Conflict National Conflict Global Conflict Case Study: Girlhood 6. Feeling Good and Finding Love: The Layers of Union Internal Union Significant Other Union Family and Friends Union Work and Community Union Society Union National Union Global Union Cast Study: Maleficent 7. Creating Female Driven Biopics Why a Biopic? Story Types for Female Protagonist Biopics Researching the Character Case Study: Saving Mr. Banks and Bessie 8. Creating TV Female Protagonists: All About the Metaphoric Wound Meandering Female Protagonists Finding the Theme Wound Elements Case Study: Orange is the New Black 9. The Unsung Female Protagonist Uncharted Story Territory Composite Female Characters Pushing the Boundaries Transmedia Female Protagonists Case Study: Norma Bates in Bates Motel 10. Bringing It All Together: Analysis of The Hunger Games SuperTheme M-Factor Role-Choices Phases on the Journey The Metaphoric Wound Layers of Conflict Layers of Union References Film Television Further Reading About the Author