Friday, November 6, 2009

The Writer's Journey

Sometimes when I'm stuck, I find this helpful. It's from The Writer's Journey by Christopher Vogler. Hope you find it helpful too.

1. Hero’s are introduced to the ORDINARY WORLD, where

2. they received the CALL TO ADVENTURE- - -

3. They are RELUCTANT at first or REFUSE THE CALL, but

4. are encouraged by a MENTOR to- - -

5. CROSS THE FIRST THRESHOLD - - - and enter the Special World.

6. They encounter TESTS, ALLIES AND ENEMIES. - - -

7. They APPROACH THE INMOST CAVE, crossing a second threshold.

8. Where they endure the ORDEAL --- Black moment filled with tension.

9. They take possession of their REWARD and ---

10. Are pursued on THE ROAD BACK to the Ordinary World. ---

11. They cross the third threshold, experience a RESURRECTION - - - Black moment, life and death again. - - - and are transformed by the experience.

12. They RETURN WITH THE ELIXIR, a boon or treasure to benefit the Ordinary World. - - -

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