Jody Gentian Bower, PhD, is a cultural mythologist and the author of Jane Eyre’s Sisters: How Women Write and Live the Heroine’s Story.
After working as a scientific and technical writer and editor for over 30 years, Dr. Bower earned her doctorate in Mythological Studies with a Depth Psychology Emphasis in 2012. She now teaches classes and lectures on the wisdom of women’s stories, archetypal psychology, and the role of myths in modern culture. She offers writing and developmental editing services to individuals and businesses and helps graduate students in the social sciences and humanities with academic papers, theses, and dissertations. She also edits books and coaches new book writers. Dr. Bower blogs on this website and on LinkedIn and is a guest blogger for several other sites. She is currently writing a book on the evolution of female power in science fiction and fantasy movies.
“It’s all about story,” Dr. Bower says. “Every human endeavor involves telling some kind of story. Scientific writing tells the story of discoveries. History consists of stories about who we think we were in the past and how we got to where we are now. Mythology tells us stories about why the world is the way it is. Psychology delves into the stories we tell ourselves about who we really are. Humans are storytellers. Once you grasp that you’re telling a story and find the plot of that story, you can write about anything.”
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