Reading suggestion for writers, actors, producers, and directors:

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James L. Brooks, three-time Academy Award-winning producer, writer, and film director, revealed a deep insight into his creative thinking process.

When it comes to story and character development, Brooks says, “I also constantly try to figure out what makes somebody a hero – what are the special qualities? I think we know about weakness. I think we can all get frailty from ourselves and our imaginations, but to understand what’s heroic about humanity takes some time and thinking.” [“Creating Unforgettable Characters” by Linda Seger]  

I’d like to introduce Psychology of the Hero Soul as a helpful resource for creative professionals looking to understand the hero’s journey and core attributes of a hero to further enhance story and character development.

The Hero Soul book ( takes a holistic, integrative approach to the making of a HERO by combining studies in human development, philosophy, mythology, spirituality, the dramatic arts, and psychology.

Based on over ten year’s research in human development, The Hero Soul, is a nonfiction inspirational leadership book on awakening the hero within (as mentioned in USA Today, Reader’s Digest, and The Toronto Sun). 

Hero Soul will also appeal to people looking to develop their own heroic leadership potential and who enjoy books on personal growth. (Psychology of the Hero Soul is available to order in all major bookstores; ISBN # 0973192208).

To exploring the hero’s journey!

Sharif Khan

Author of “Psychology of the Hero Soul”

“Everyone has a HERO locked up in the deep recesses of their mind…when you discover it, your self-image will skyrocket you to previously unimagined rewards. As your eyes travel from one page to the next, you will suddenly become aware of the masterful job Sharif has done in guiding you to this special place. I love it, so will you.”

-Bob Proctor, philosopher, star of The Secret movie

The Hero Soul will leave you inspired by the triumph of the human soul and show you how to harness the forces within you to live your highest life.”

- Debbie Ford, author of #1 New York Times Bestseller, The Dark Side of the Light Chasers

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I'm a freelance writer, inspirational keynote speaker, consultant, and author of "Psychology of the Hero Soul," a nonfiction inspirational leadership book on awakening the HERO within. The book is based on my ten year's research in huma

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