Saturday, 10am – 4pm
21 March, 2020
Harry Hartog Booksellers' ANU store
The Hero’s Journey, aka classic story structure, is a writer’s survival kit, providing all that is vital to brilliant storytelling in a few key stages. Does your central character, hero or heroine, have a reason to leave their ordinary, everyday world and go on a journey into the unknown, and does each stage of their journey draw your reader more deeply into the narrative? The journey might be to the ends of the earth or just to the garden shed, but if you, the author, know the way, your story will grip readers from first page to last.
The hero’s journey is, arguably, the pattern that all narratives naturally take; it is a check-list for your survival kit and a rescue plan in the event of road-blocks. It is the way the very best tales have been told since written storytelling began, and how bestsellers get written!
Picture: Lancelot on the Grail quest, one of the first hero’s journeys