About Kim Hudson
KIM HUDSON Author of The Virgin’s Promise
I grew up in the Yukon, a Hero’s daughter with a Cinderella Complex. Basically life taught me many of the things I needed to know to write this book. I spent the first half of my career exploring my masculine side, first as a field geologist and later as a federal land claims negotiator. Exploring my feminine side became important to me as I raised my two daughters. This lead me to study Writing for Film and Television at Vancouver Film School, and take courses on mythology, feminism and psychology including a Jungian Odyssey in Switzerland. This theory was developed by closely observing the archetypal expressions that are all around us in movies, music, television, advertisements and stories of personal growth, including my own. The Virgin’s Promise is my first book.
The purpose of this blog is to introduce an archetypal structure that expands the work of Joseph Campbell to include a feminine archetype. Maybe it will create more meaningful roles for women. That would be good. I would also hope it will create stories about men who also want to follow their spiritual, sexual or creative awakening, otherwise known as their feminine side. I’ve tried to use examples of male and female Virgins to show this. So go ahead and explore the ideas, tell me what movies you liked and what you think is also a Virgin movie. I’m happy to answer questions on story structure or archetypes. I want everyone to be comfortable with the language of Virgin as well as Hero movies and stories of all kinds.
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I have another blog at archetypalleadership.me that explores using archetypes in leadership.
You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I am switching gears for a while and won’t be doing any more script analyses. I will keep you posted on any workshops I will be giving. My plan is to attend two large screenwriting gatherings a year. I hope to see you at one of them.
All the best,