Thanks to Joseph Campbell, writers have been able to put a name to a plot structure that has been used in storytelling for centuries. The Hero’s Journey can be seen in ancient mythologies and modern movies. While some new authors are concerned about writing something unique, many have found the benefit of using the Hero’s Journey as a template for their writing.
It’s not just about the twelve steps Campbell described in his book. Knowing the journey can help authors figure out the middle part. We often know how to start the book, and how it’s supposed to end, but new authors tend to falter in the middle. This month’s bonus episode is dedicated to helping writers use the Hero’s Journey template to round out their story with content that matters to the plot no matter the genre.
First aired March 28, 2020.