MASTER CLASS: "The Alpha Female, from Angelina to Zenobia"
by Laurie Schnebly Campbell
June 4-15, 2012
$55 at www.WriterUniv.com
Prerequisite: Must be writing or planning a heroine with some unique internal and/or external strength
While alpha males are easy to define -- they're the big strong leaders -- alpha females are trickier. What makes a woman strong? In the animal world her power comes from mating with the alpha male, but heroines throughout history have drawn power from more than just a top-dog mate. Still, even a real-life woman who rules her world, whether that's a large family or a small empire, can't have all the answers...if she did, she'd be starring in a biography rather than a novel. Discover what readers love about alpha females, with lessons and (always optional) homework on:
* Her hidden weaknesses...and hidden strengths
* Relationships with equals and with her underlings
* Where her power comes from: body, mind, soul
* When and how she should fight to win
* Which challenges we can't let her overcome
* What she'll need for a plausible happy ending
Every time Laurie Schnebly Campbell taught her class on "Alpha Males, from Abe to Zeus," the question came up: What about alpha females? She always regretted not knowing enough about that topic to teach it, but a lot of reading and watching alpha heroines in action has provided new insight into what makes those characters work. So here's the answer!