Tag Archive | hero’s journey

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 […]

Review: By Darkness Hid

(Warning: This is probably my first true “review” of a published book. Sure, I discuss them a lot, but not write this stuff down for all to see. Second, this is long.) If books were recipes, I could happily mark the 5 star option. Just like the “Awesome Chocolate Chip Cookies” recipe, it has all […]

New Author Series: Star of Justice

I’ve really enjoyed doing these featurettes on unpublished authors, if for nothing else but to really get to know the vast array of personalities found in the literary arts.  Most are quirky and eccentric to a point.  Some are shy and some are confident.  I have been following Robynn Tolbert’s blog for a little while, […]

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 […]