Tuesday, June 10, 2014

The Hero's Journey Illustrated

One of the most classic story structures is the Hero's Journey, also known as the Monomyth. This structure was identified by Joseph Campbell in his book, The Hero With a Thousand Faces. Many classic stories (although far from all of them) follow this structure, and it's useful as both a reader and a writer to be familiar with it. This simple infographic by novel-software.com is a good illustration of the nine basic elements.
For more detail about the Hero's Journey as well as some of the controversy surrounding it, check out Write If You Dare.

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