Saturday, April 9, 2011

outline of the Hero's journey

Still based on the book " the writer's journey" by Christopher Vogler, here is an outline of the Hero's journey:

Act one :             Departure/Separation
Ordinary World
Call to adventure
Refusal of the Call
Crossing with the first Threshold

Act two:             Initiation/Descent
Approach to the Ordeal

Act three:          Return     
Rescue/ Resurrection
The Road Back
Return with freedom to live or new skills attained.

If you look at this outline nearly every story fits this pattern which is crazy when you think about it because it sounds so dead simple but of course it is not. It is about how well the writer is able to fill every part and how they link together.
That's it for today. ;-)

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