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Monday, August 13, 2018

How Do Writers Use Joseph Campbell's Monomyth to Write a Novel?

I will teach a Sunday School class this coming Sunday, August 19th, at the Congregational Church of Batavia. Service begins at 9:30. Sunday School at 11 am. Click here for more info on the church.

Join me as I review how writers use the monomyth or hero's journey to assist in writing a novel. I'll cover how this detailed plot device aides in outlining, writing and editing a story.

According to an entry on Wikipedia, "...the monomyth, or the hero's journey, is the common template of a broad category of tales that involve a hero who goes on an adventure, and in a decisive crisis wins a victory, and then comes home changed or transformed."

Examples of monomyth include Star Wars Episode 4 and The Lord of the Rings.

Speaking of monomyths, pick up a copy of Snpgrdxz and the Time Monsters.