Day 12: Mapping Out Writing Time: The Hero’s Journey

Here’s a video of Christopher Vogler, creator of The Writer’s Journey for screenwriters, describing The Hero’s Journey for the movie, The Matrix. Watch this video for a quick synopsis of The Hero’s Journey.

Write-a-Scene Writing Prompt: Watch this video carefully and map out The Hero’s Journey for your protagonist. If you dare, write a scene/chapter based on one of these steps:

1. ORDINARY WORLD
2. CALL TO ADVENTURE
3. RELUCTANCE or REFUSAL OF THE CALL
4. MENTOR
5. CROSS THE FIRST THRESHOLD
6. TESTS, ALLIES, AND ENEMIES
7. APPROACH THE INNER CAVE
8. ORDEAL
9. REWARD
10. THE ROAD BACK
11. RESURRECTION
12. RETURN WITH THE ELIXIR

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Vivian Lee Mahoney

Consider yourself warned: I write books about rebels. I'm also a postergirlz for readergirlz, a literary advisory group for teens. Who knew going back to the teenage years would be so rewarding?

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