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Writing Excuses 8.2: Hero's Journey

Writing Excuses 8.2: Hero's Journey

From http://www.writingexcuses.com/2013/01/13/writing-excuses-8-2-heros-journey/

Key points: Possible steps along the way include establishing normalcy, call to adventure, meeting a mentor, a threshold crossing, a road of trails, helpers along the way, attaining the prize, return to normalcy, another threshold crossing, homecoming. But beware of trying to force everything on the list into your story. Do think about the functions and how they suit your story. Consider Dan Harmon's Story Circle steps: a character in his zone of comfort, wants something. To get it, they enter an unfamiliar situation, adapt to it, get what they wanted, and pay a heavy price for it. Then they return to their familiar situation, having changed. Don't use this as a checklist, do consider it, and think about "Why?"
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[Mary] I got one for you. What I would like you to do is take Goldilocks and the three Bears and apply the Campbellian monomyth to it, and write a short story.
[Brandon] All right. This has been Writing Excuses. You're out of excuses. Now go write.
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