Engaging the feminine heroic

Room: D202/3

with Dara Marks

Engaging the feminine heroic image

While most writers are familiar with the template of the Hero’s Journey, its counterpart, the Feminine Heroic, may be difficult to recognize (even for women). Whereas the essential goal of the hero’s journey is to discover, defend, declare and establish our Self in the world, the great achievement of the feminine quest is communion, connection and relatedness to the other in order to make meaning of our existence. Therefore, it isn’t grit or physical prowess that gives the feminine her heroic stature; it is her courageous ability to descend into the dark, forbidding places that lie within each of us in order to retrieve our essence. Strong stories aren’t masculine or feminine, they are a balance of both and understanding how to engage the feminine heroic will add a great deal of depth to a writer’s palette.

Appearing in this session

Dara Marks

Dara Marks – Script consultant, seminar leader, and author

Author of Inside Story: The Power of the Transformational Arc

Dara has nearly 30 years of script consultation experience in Hollywood.
Dara Marks