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“Your enthusiastic and informative workshops helped our group feel a greater sense of team cooperation and empowerment. I feel that your input definitely helped to make our retreat a resounding success. Thanks so much for your help.”
Mary Goldman, Director -- Infant-Family Program, Foundation for the Junior Blind, Los Angeles CA

The Power of the Dark Side

Creating Great Villains, Dangerous Situations, & Dramatic Conflict

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Watch the video of POWER OF THE DARK SIDE

Who doesn’t love the Dark Side? Darth Vader, Cruella De Vil, Tony Soprano – everybody loves a great villain. And every story needs dramatic conflict – internal and external – to really resonate. This comprehensive, accessible book gives you tools to write the most despicable villains.

Conflict is the very heart and soul of drama, and Smith’s latest work explores character conflict and the various ways to portray it both in scripts and on the stage.

Defining the Dark Side helps you select and clarify the worldview that influences your character’s actions.

What others had to say about THE POWER OF THE DARK SIDE:

What Joseph Campbell did to explain myth, Pamela Jaye Smith does to help us understand human menace.

Jonathan Young, PhD Psychologist – Founding Curator, Joseph Campbell Archives

Pamela Jaye Smith demonstrates once again that she is one of the world’s experts, not only on the world of multicultural (not just Greek and Roman ) mythology but also on the application of the ideas of archetype, symbol, metaphor and cognitive science.

Rob Kall – founder, Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art, Science and Application of Story http://www.storycon.org/; publisher http://www.OpEdNews.com

Fascinating, insightful, profound!

Pamela Wallace – Academy Award winner for Witness

Pamela Jaye Smith has brought screenwriting to a whole new level! Her mythical approach to story and screenwriting has deepened our understanding of conflict and villains and antagonists, and even how to work with the problem of evil. Read slowly and often! And besides, you’ll love Pamela’s wit and humor! I laughed out loud more than once!

Dr. Linda Seger – script consultant, author, screenwriting teacher

As a video game designer, I’ve found THE POWER OF THE DARK SIDE enormously useful to create much more powerful characters, as both protagonists and antagonists, to say nothing of the ever-favorite Anti-hero. Plus, it’s a fun read!

Aurora Miller – Video Game Producer / Designer

If you’ve got a villain but the worst thing they do is rip the tags off of mattresses, then this book is for you. Ms. Smith takes you there, to the dark side, in a very readable way.

Matthew Terry – Amazon review

What makes this book such a stand-out is Smith’s winning writing style, which provides us with an entertaining “read” as well as a treasure trove of information which writers can continue to rely upon for decades!

Kathie Fong Yoneda – seminar leader, producer, author of THE SCRIPT-SELLING GAME: A Hollywood Insider’s Look at
Getting Your Script Sold and Produced.


Pamela Jaye Smith has the ability and knowledge to take complex material and make it accessible to readers

Rachel Ballon, Ph.D. – writer’s psychotherapist in private practice, international writing consultant and author of 5 books on writing, the latest – The Writer’s Portable Therapist: 25 Sessions to a Creativity Cure.

THE POWER OF THE DARK SIDE is the best book about the worst in all of us. Not only will it make you a better writer, but it will make you a better, more compassionate person.

Jim Pasternak – director-professor.
Director, Certifiably Jonathan, Hell of a Guy; writer, Cousins

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Mephistopheles, Lilith, Darth Vader, Freddie Kruger. How story-tellers portray evil, temptation and salvation. The different levels of darkness. The Shadow. [*]

w/guest speaker Dr. Rachell Ballon

2 hrs w/4 Pg Handout

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