11 Days & 11 Ways to Plot Your Novel: John Truby’s 22-Step Structure #NaNoWriMoPrep #amwriting

John Truby is a screenwriter, director, and screenwriting teacher. Over the last three decades, he has consulted on over 1,000 film scripts and is also known for creating Blockbuster, a screenwriting software program. Truby argued that most screenwriting teachers emphasize the inner transformation of the characters, but not the effect their actions have on others. […]

11 Days & 11 Ways to Plot Your Novel: The Writer’s Journey by Christopher Vogel. #NaNoWriMoPrep #amwriting

Based on Joesph Campbell’s “The Hero with a Thousand Faces,” Vogler’s “The Writer’s Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers is a popular screenwriting textbook. Vogler focuses on the theory that most stories can be boiled down to a series of narrative structures and character archetypes based on mythological allegory. An allegory is a story, poem, or […]

11 Days & 11 Ways to Plot Your Novel: The Hero’s Journey by Joseph Campbell #NaNoWriMoPrep #amwriting

It only seemed right to follow up yesterday’s tarot based Fools Journey with Joseph Campbells Hero’s Journey. The two are closely related, but I have to admit that I prefer The Fool’s Journey because it feels more intuitive, if that makes sense. The Hero’s Journey is a plot formula first outlined by Joseph Campbell in […]