The Hero’s Journey

If you’ve attended a writing seminar or read an article or post about story structure or about filmmaking, you’ve probably heard about The Hero’s Journey. Based on an analysis by Joseph Campbell of myths across cultures and through the ages, it is used in many successful movies, including my favorite, The Terminator. Many novelists use it as well.

This Friday’s recommendation is a succinct (8 minutes 40 seconds, to be exact) explanation of The Hero’s Journey from The Journeyman Writer:

I hope you find this helpful. Best wishes for a productive and/or relaxing weekend!

L. M. Lilly

P.S. If you’d like to try a simple, quick way to plot enough of your novel to provide structure without locking yourself into a detailed outline to soon, try Super Simple Story Structure: A Quick Guide to Plotting and Writing Your Novel.

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