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All Kinds of Love for All Kinds of Stories

 Pamela Jaye Smith & Monty Hayes McMillan


 “Emotionally compelling, thoroughly enjoyable, full of insights for writers and non-writers alike.

But absolutely essential for all writers.”

Pam Wallace – Academy Award winning screenwriter, Witness 


A rich resource, new ideas, and a comprehensive, practical guide to using the dynamic and dramatic power of LOVE in all your stories.

For — Writers, Directors, Actors, Directors of Photography, Production Designers, Composers, and Sound Designers as well as Development Execs, Producers, Publishers, and Marketers.

Identifying, understanding, portraying, and communicating the core of emotion in a story is what entertains, enlightens, and educates your audience.

Understanding the deeper drives that affect how we act, react, and understand will give you better tools with which to create and motivate your characters and stories along their transformational arcs.

Readers and viewers of all types of media may also find this information will enhance their understanding and enjoyment.

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Love of Land and Country

Familial Love

BFF – Best Friends Forever

Warrior Bonding

Love for Animals

Love of Art

Love of Adventure

Love of Death & Destruction

Interspecies Love

Transformative Chivalric Love

Breaking Up is Hard to Do

Love of Community – Civil Society



Each chapter includes the defining myth and movie, the evolutionary background, psychology, examples in myth, history, current events and media, plus suggestions for symbols, written descriptions, and cinematic techniques.

Using this information can make your stories richer and more memorable.

Make this first Volume of the SHOW ME THE LOVE! series a must-use in your go-to library for story-telling.


“Emotionally compelling, thoroughly enjoyable, full of insights for writers and non-writers alike.  But absolutely essential for all writers.  Love, or the lack of it, is at the heart of every story, no matter what the format.  How clearly and profoundly that theme of love is expressed determines how well the story succeeds in touching an audience or reader.  On a personal level, reading this book made me think deeply of the role of love in my personal life.  And in my professional life, I will keep this as one of my most essential reference works.”

Pamela Wallace – Academy Award-winning screenwriter, Witness


…more endorsements below


Purchase the spiral bound print book for $15 from our Cafe Press shop.

Or buy the download for $9.99 and skip the shipping time and expense.  Make this first Volume of the SHOW ME THE LOVE! series a must-use in your go-to library for story-telling.

Various e-books formats on Smashwords.


Paperback from Amazon’s CreateSpace



“I just LOVE, Show Me the Love” which is a wonderful resource for everyone who is interested in “love,”  Filled with a plethora of references, examples, exercises and much more, this book is a terrific example of authors who love their subject.  As a psychotherapist who deals with love, marriage, families, divorce–love gone bad and love that’s great for over 30 years, I will be referring, “Show Me the Love!” not only to writers, but to individuals, couples and families who want to learn about all types of love, described and explained in this unique, and enlightening book.”

Dr. Rachel Ballon. Licensed Psychotherapist, International Writing Consultant, teacher and Author of 5 books on writing.


“No matter what format you are working  with — film, television, novel, web series, play, etc. — there is a  strong likelihood that LOVE will be a large part of your  storytelling foundation!  SHOW ME THE LOVE is a wonderful resource  that defines the types of love and provides the invaluable tools to help you create the emotional core and motivation that will elevate your  characters and their story!”

Kathie Fong Yoneda – international consultant and workshop leader

author The Script-Selling Game (2nd edition)


SHOW ME THE LOVE is witty, smart and fun…truly a comprehensive field manual to help you navigate the minefield of romance and all sorts of love. A must-have for both the lover and the lovelorn. And those who create the stories about them.”

Geffrey von Gerlach, Life Coach and author of the novels —

Ghostpoints, Beehive Arizona and Hexe: Witches, Warriors, Magic & Murder


“This is a fantastic book! A joy to read, remarkable breadth and depth, with lots of humor! Pamela Jaye Smith is the world’s foremost authority on mythology in screenwriting and film-making. Pamela and co-author Monty Hayes McMillan have crafted a perceptive and broad book on that most important topic – Love. Filled with examples, insights, and a deep understanding of the topic, this book will deepen your characters, story, themes, and visuals. A tremendous contribution to the art of storytelling.”

Dr. Linda Seger – author, script consultant, international speaker


”I highly recommend this book to all writers, since most stories involve love in some form. Even non-writers will enjoy the detailed analysis of love in its many forms. The authors have provided a wonderful tool for us to spin our own unique tales by providing written descriptions, key elements, symbols, cinematic techniques and so much more for all of the various types of love. This enables writers to tap into the subliminal emotions that audiences experience, since mythological examples of love are highlighted throughout the book. There are loads of historical, film and television references made to amplify these points. I can’t wait to collect the other books on love in this series!”

Jill Gurr, Founder and Exec Director – Create Now, produced screenwriter


“Just finished your new tome of enlightenment last night…had a smile of satisfaction on my face, some very positive new ways to look at things. Very enjoyable and informative, you and Monty have definitely been doing your homework. I really like that you’ve given good, sharp, clear examples of the ideals/concepts for a writer and director/DP to use, among other creative folks. Your use of famous lines and images from movies really sell the point…as did camera angles.”

Steven A. Finly, WGAw       In Her Mother’s Footsteps, Pressure Point, Wishful Thinking, Blackheart, Shadow Warriors



Purchase the print book for $15 from our Cafe Press shop.

Or buy the download for $9.99 and skip the shipping time and expense.

Various e-books formats on Smashwords.


Paperback from Amazon’s CreateSpace