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Are you writing a story and that doesn’t fit the Hero’s journey? There’s another structure. One of awakening to your passion, despite what everyone else expects of you. It’s Kim Hudson’s feminine perspective.
Feminine perspective storytelling is about daring to live your best life. And by best, we mean a life of meaning, joy, and fulfilling relationships. This story doesn’t take a straight-line path. It’s a story of learning to trust that inner guide and following wherever it takes you.
This feminine perspective story can be a feel-good movie like Little Miss Sunshine, or a high concept movie like Arrival. It can also be a horror movie where the ballerina turns inward and we see she has lost touch with reality (Black Swan). Or, the tragedy of a failed attempt to know joy (Virgin Suicides). The defining quality of the feminine is that the story revolves around an effort to know love.
The leading story structure of our time has been the hero story. It is the quest to push back evil/danger and achieve a well-defined goal. This is the world of crisis and obstacles and conquering fear. Most story writing workshops give insight into how to write this story well. But storytelling has developed, and audiences of the 2020’s want stories that deal with inner issues as well. Current story and script teaching ignores this important extra step.
Screenwriting From a Feminine Perspective introduces a second structure. It is the quest to know who you are, separate from what everyone expects from you. It is stories of creative, spiritual and sexual awakening.
Great story-tellers have the ability to write from a masculine and a feminine perspective. Plots based on the contrast of love and fear offer highly compelling dynamics. Characters jump off the page. Every writer will benefit from adding an understanding of the feminine perspective to his or her writing tool-chest.
What you will learn:
Kim Hudson’s pioneering feminine perspective story structure is not available anywhere else. Her techniques and tools will instantly speak to you on a deep and familiar level. This is the fresh new story line everyone is looking for.
- how to craft a story, at any budget level, that creates a believable transformation and resonates with audiences;
- the 13 beats of the Virgin’s Promise and multiple ways they can unfold including romance, coming of age, feel-good and horror genres;
- how to write antagonists that grow rather than get eliminated and
- the fundamental differences between Virgin and Hero structures and how they can work well together.
Day 1: Introduction to the feminine perspective: ‘The Virgin’s Promise’
Kim Hudson has named the feminine perspective as “The Virgin’s Promise’. The Virgin’s Promise isn’t about sexuality – but about stories of enlightenment and awakening. Kim has taken this to extremes and even using Donald Trump as an example of a female Femme Fatale – one of the types of so-called feminine characters.
On Day 1, Kim will introduce you to the first seven beats of the Virgin’s Promise feminine perspective story structure. She will lead a discussion on the difference between masculine and feminine story lines.
The first seven of thirteen beats are:
- Dependent World
- Price of Conformity
- Opportunity to Shine
- Dressing the Part
- Secret World
- No Longer Fits Her World
- Two Worlds Collide
*Expect to roll up your sleeves and do some treatment writing! And have fun!
Day 2: How to conclude The Virgin’s Promise
Kim Hudson’s ground breaking work on feminine perspective stories divides her revolutionary paradigm The Virgin’s Promise Story Structure into 13 story beats. Learn how the last six beats of the Virgin’s Promise story structure, and with it gain new understanding of screenwriting and storytelling from the feminine perspective.
The beats eight – thirteen story beats are:
8. Gives Up What Kept ‘Her’ Stuck
9. Kingdom in Chaos
10. Wanders in the Wilderness
11. Chooses Her Light
12. The Reorder (Rescue)
13. The Kingdom is Brighter
*Discussion of the different elements of masculine and feminine perspective story telling and how they can work well together
Who should attend
No matter what kind of stories you want to write, you will find ground-breaking story innovation in this weekend that will help you with your documentary outlines, short and feature film scripts, TV shows and VR stories.
What they are saying:
“I met Kim Hudson at the Screenwriting Expo in Los Angeles. Everyone in the room was nodding in agreement as she spoke, wondering why no one had ever outlined the Virgin’s Journey before. The Virgin’s Promise is an essential tool for anyone looking to develop their own writing. It also makes a great companion piece to Campbell’s The Hero’s Journey.”
– Tiffany Tang, LA
“I just knew that there was a funny feeling of something missing, something lopsided — like a jigsaw puzzle that’s missing all the pieces on one side. When I saw Kim’s work, I thought, “That’s it! She’s found the missing pieces!” Kim’s work not only makes me feel better as a female individual, it makes everything fit together intellectually as well.”
– Karen V., Boston
“I have been hoping someone would take on this project of a comprehensive theory of drama from a feminine perspective, and I believe Kim Hudson has done exactly that. Kim offers an eye-opening retelling of the universal human story from a feminine perspective, with quite different language and thinking than I had ever considered.
Kim Hudson repeatedly pounds me with how much I didn’t know. You won’t find a more lucid guide to these sometimes challenging concepts of archetypes and psychological theory. Kim shows the variations of the male and female archetypes and their positive and negative potentials at different stages of life; these alone are worth the price of the class.
The two approaches are seen as complimentary rather than confrontive, and combining them will give a complete set of language and mental tools for screenwriters and storytellers of all kinds.”
– Christopher Vogler, Author The Hero’s Journey
About Kim Hudson
Kim Hudson is a pioneer in storytelling from the feminine perspective. She’s the originator of the ‘Virgin’ story structure. While a film student in Vancouver, Kim was told that all story from all time was based on one story, the Hero’s Journey, one universal story. Kim instantly recognized the power of the Hero’s journey and began a lifelong journey to adapt and innovate the Hero’s journey into a revolutionary paradigm to enhance the storytelling and screenwriting journey from the feminine perspective.
For the next two decades she was thrown into her own quest to bring this new journey to life. Exploring mythology, psychology (Jung), story structure and hundreds of movies, Kim recognized a second story structure. She described it in her ground-breaking book, The Virgin’s Promise: Writing Stories of Creative, Spiritual and Sexual Awakening.
Kim has an unusual background. She is trained in geological exploration and is a specialist in treaty negotiation with indigenous people. She is currently a Fellow with Simon Fraser University Centre for Dialogue and Director of the Two Ways of Knowing project. She presents her unique story class internationally. She currently lives in the Yukon, Canada with her daughters and dog.
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