Salut! Before we get to the writing exercise, I have some things I’d like to address.
First, HAPPY 21st BIRTHDAY TO MY BABY SISTER! She’s been through a slew of unpleasantness this week, and she really deserves a great birthday. Also, unless you’re excited about being able to rent a car at 25, Sam, 21 is the Last Great Birthday. From now on you’re just “getting old.” =P Enjoy that thought. I love you, and happy birthday. <3
NEXT! Happy Friday the 13th to everyone else! No special notes. Just “happy Friday the 13th.” Is anyone planning some spiffy Friday-the-13th-themed fiction for today?
Now, drum roll, please….
Writing Exercise: The Hero’s Journey
I hear a lot of criticism about “The Hero’s Journey”. Everyone’s always taking the elitist road and trying to avoid it like the plague. WELL. This week, kiddos, I challenge you to take a good, long look at your current novel. I want you to read these steps, and do your best to apply your current novel to this formula. Good news! The steps don’t have to happen in order. Number them to keep them straight for us, but show us how your “I don’t subscribe to The Hero’s Journey” novel applies to The Hero’s Journey. =P
Just for fun. <3 Link: The Hero’s Journey.