Tag Archive | hero

Does Your Hero’s Faith Determine Your Market?

INTRODUCTION BY DIANE GRAHAM Every now and again, we come across a really cool-cat, word-slinging, thesaurus-toting, up and coming novelist. When we do we try to bring them into the Collective. Resistance is futile. This week, I’d like to introduce all of you to my friend, Tim Ward. I have a feeling you’re going to […]

What I Learned From Avatar

No. I’m not talking about James Cameron’s remake of Fern Gully. I’m talking about the award winning Nickelodeon production, Avatar: The Last Air Bender. The first and original Avatar story, that should have had dibs on the name for the movie production, until James Cameron stole it. My son started watching the cartoon while visiting […]

This Is Who I Am!

I like books where the protagonist changes. I prefer books where he changes for the better, but I’ve read books where he changes for the worse. Once upon a time, Keven Newsome wrote a post about the Hero’s Journey. He revisited the concept in this post where he applied it to various movies, but the […]

Heroes vs. Villains

Owing to the popularity of my previous two posts and in recognition to the need to have these things simply explained to the novice writer, I’m going to continue my trek into the minds of the characters in stories.  In addition to this article, I will do two more discussing various types of “good guys” […]

The Villain’s Quest

Much has been written and discussed about the Hero’s Journey, but little has been explored about the Villain’s Quest.  I would like to do that now, as best I can. Though it is true that all stories will have a Hero and that most Heroes go through the Hero’s Journey, not all stories have a […]

The Hero’s Journey

The Hero’s Journey I know there have been many brilliant articles and analyzations of the Hero’s Journey, and the world doesn’t need nor will benefit from yet another.  But for my own purposes, I’m putting it down here… outlined and explained, with examples, in an easy to understand manner. The Hero’s Journey is a time […]