ON DEMAND: Beyond Bulletproof Barbie: Strong Female Characters for a Modern World
Class: Beyond Bulletproof Barbie
Regular Price: $55.00 USD Standard
SALE PRICE: $25 USD Standard
Where: On YOUR Computer
When: ON DEMAND
Female characters have evolved from 'damsel in distress' to the 'hardcore badass.' Problem is, fictional females escaped one boring mold only to end up in another even MORE boring mold.
But with lipgloss AND karate!
Strong female characters fascinate audiences on the page and on the screen. From Atomic Blonde to Wonder Woman, Special Agent Scully to Dr. Laura Isles, women can exude power and danger in a variety of ways.
Sadly, the badass female has devolved into a tired trope with the depth of a puddle.
This class is to challenge the concept of the dangerous woman as protagonist and antagonist. Creating a powerful woman involves more than handing her weapons, a black belt, and a terminal case of RBF (Resting B$#@% Face).
Expanding 'who' the dangerous woman IS;
Still waters run DEEP;
The 'Tomb Raider' effect;
Combat, weapons, tactics;
Expanding her 'arsenal';
Generating authentic dramatic action/tension;
Making the dangerous dame 'likable';
As an author, competitive shooter, and former combatives instructor, there are few characters I LOVE more than a kickass female action hero. Conversely, fewer things vex me more than the tired cookie-cutter female action hero trope. Women can be powerful in a myriad of ways, beyond hand-to-hand combat and shooting everyone in the FACE.
This said, while we'll explore a wide variety of powerful women, if you long to write that female action hero, this class will (hopefully) make sure you do her justice.
About the Instructor
Kristen Lamb is the author of the definitive guide to social media and branding for authors, Rise of the Machines—Human Authors in a Digital World. She’s also the author of #1 best-selling books We Are Not Alone—The Writer’s Guide to Social Media and Are You There, Blog? It’s Me, Writer. She’s just released her highly acclaimed debut mystery-thriller The Devil’s Dance.
Kristen has written over twelve hundred blogs and her site was recognized by Writer’s Digest Magazineas one of the Top 101 Websites for Writers. Her branding methods are responsible for selling millions of books and used by authors of every level, from emerging writers to mega authors.
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About Kristen Lamb
Kristen Lamb is a #1 best-selling author, international speaker, blogger, and branding Jedi who briefly dated Cthuhlu freshman year. (They broke up—Cthulhu was a bit “clingy,” and Kristen didn’t realize that a “long distance” relationship really meant inter-dimensional travel.)
Her highly acclaimed mystery thriller, The Devil’s Dance, is in no way related to the amount of true crime podcasts or tv shows she consumes. Also, no animals (other than maybe some chocolate bunnies) were harmed in the creation of her new horror anthology---written in the tradition of Alfred Hitchcock and Black Mirror---WTH Did I Just Read?
She’s the creator of the perennial branding and social media guide book, Rise of the Machines–Human Authors in a Digital World. Additionally, she is the author of the #1 best-selling books We Are Not Alone–The Writer’s Guide to Social Media and Are You There, Blog? It’s Me, Writer.
When she’s not on the road speaking at conferences or teaching online writing seminars, she is rescuing kittens and bringing coffee to the guys in the NSA van parked in front of her house.
Writer, kitten-rescuer, and NSA subject since 2005.
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