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Hero's journey

Hero's journey
"A Practical Guide to Joseph Cambell’s The Hero with a Thousand Faces" by Christopher Vogler © 1985 “There are only two or three human stories, and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely as if they had never happened before.” In the long run, one of the most influential books of the 20th century may turn out to be Joseph Campbell’s THE HERO WITH A THOUSAND FACES. The book and the ideas in it are having a major impact on writing and story-telling, but above all on movie-making. Filmmakers like John Boorman, George Miller, Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, and Francis Coppola owe their successes in part to the ageless patterns that Joseph Campbell identifies in the book. The ideas Campbell presents in this and other books are an excellent set of analytical tools. With them you can almost always determine what’s wrong with a story that’s floundering; and you can find a better solution almost any story problem by examining the pattern laid out in the book. There’s nothing new in the book.

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The Hero's Quest |Arthurian Legend| |Beowulf| |Classical Mythology| |Creation Stories| |Fairy Tales and Folktales| |Homer, The Iliad and The Odyssey| |Mythology Main Page| The all-purpose guide to epic moviesThis chart shows different archetypal roles at work in Harry Potter, Star Wars, and other movies: the hero, the threshold guardian, the trickster, etc. An Anti-Hero of One's OwnThis TED-ED video (4:11) explores the pattern of the anti-hero using references to Fahrenheit 451 and 1984, among others. 25 Ways To Plot, Plan and Prep Your Story I’m a panster at heart, plotter by necessity — and I always advocate learning how to plot and plan because inevitably someone on the business side of things is going to poke you with a pointy stick and say, “I want this.” Thus you will demonstrate your talent. Even so, in choosing to plot on your own, you aren’t limited to a single path. And so it is that we take a look at the myriad plotting techniques (“plotniques?”) you might use as Storyteller Extraordinaire to get the motherfucking job done. Let us begin.

Monomyth Joseph Campbell's monomyth, or the hero's journey, is a basic pattern that its proponents argue is found in many narratives from around the world. This widely distributed pattern was described by Campbell in The Hero with a Thousand Faces (1949).[1] Campbell, an enthusiast of novelist James Joyce, borrowed the term monomyth from Joyce's Finnegans Wake.[2] Campbell held that numerous myths from disparate times and regions share fundamental structures and stages, which he summarized in The Hero with a Thousand Faces:

Savage Everything! So I've just finished Season 2 of The Walking Dead, and there are some things I think are worth updating regarding Clementine. This is our first character update, but I'll be leaving the text of the previous post below in case people are still interested. Note that this is not strictly character progression; I've altered several stats and levels from my original iteration to better match what she's shaped up to be able to do. It's also worth noting that I will stat her as I played her, simply for ease of Hindrances. Name: ClementineRace: HumanExperience: 70 (Heroic) Agility d8; Smarts d8; Spirit d8; Strength d4; Vigor d6 Pace 6; Parry 5; Charisma 0; Toughness 5Hindrances: Young, Loyal, Pacifist (m)Edges: Alertness, Great Luck, Elan, Common Bond, Marksman, ExtractionSkills: Climbing d6, Fighting d6, Healing d6, Intimidation d4, Notice d6, Persuasion d6, Shooting d8, Stealth d6, Survival d6Inventory: Hat, Jacket, Ice Pick (Str+d4), Hatchet (Str+d4), Pistol (2d6, AP 1, 12/24/48)

Beowulf and Star Wars BEOWULF AND STAR WARS with references to Episode III and Jung THE FOREMOST MYTHOLOGIST OF OUR DAY, JOSEPH CAMPBELL wrote a book called The Hero With a Thousand Faces, in which he noted that whatever the name or face: Achilles, Odysseus, Telemachus, Oedipus, Beowulf, Capts. Kirk, Picard, Janeway, Sisko or Luke Skywalker and even Darth Vader, the quest and the adventure is the same. Notes and diagrams show how famous authors including J.K. Rowling and Sylvia Plath planned out their novels By Tara Brady Published: 17:33 GMT, 18 May 2013 | Updated: 00:52 GMT, 20 May 2013 Gathering your thoughts when writing a novel can be a tricky process. Which is why many of the greats made sure they planned their plots beforehand. A mini-collection of notes penned by writers including James Salter and J.K.

Three-act structure Three- act structure Plot Line Graph by Wendell Wellman The three-act structure is a model used in writing, including screenwriting, and in evaluating modern storytelling that divides a fictional narrative into three parts, often called the Setup, the Confrontation and the Resolution.

Dungeon Dozen Fan Index After Zak S. mentioned that the totally sweet Dungeon Dozen posts were not organized in any way besides by date and a few tags right after I started reading the archives from the beginning, I decided I could do a good deed and organize stuff as I go. So, here it is. It is currently up to date, and I plan to keep it so as new posts are added. If I haven't for awhile, feel free to poke me. Jo-ha-kyū Jo-ha-kyū (序破急?) is a concept of modulation and movement applied in a wide variety of traditional Japanese arts. Roughly translated to "beginning, break, rapid", it essentially means that all actions or efforts should begin slowly, speed up, and then end swiftly. This concept is applied to elements of the Japanese tea ceremony, to kendō and other martial arts, to dramatic structure in the traditional theatre, and to the traditional collaborative linked verse forms renga and renku (haikai no renga). The concept originated in gagaku court music, specifically in the ways in which elements of the music could be distinguished and described.

The Hero with a Thousand Faces The Hero with a Thousand Faces (first published in 1949) is a seminal work of comparative mythology by Joseph Campbell. In this book, Campbell discusses his theory of the journey of the archetypal hero found in world mythologies. Since publication of The Hero with a Thousand Faces, Campbell's theory has been consciously applied by a wide variety of modern writers and artists. The Plot Skeleton: How to Write a Plot Outline Writing a novel is no easy task. One of the things that will likely help you get your plot organized, however, is a plot outline, or plot skeleton. There are many names for a plot outline; one of our favorites is the plot skeleton. Some people also call it "the universal plot," while others simply call it "basic structure."

The Seven Basic Plots The Seven Basic Plots: Why We Tell Stories is a 2004 book by Christopher Booker, a Jungian-influenced analysis of stories and their psychological meaning. Booker worked on the book for 34 years.[1] Summary[edit] Meanwhile Back in The Dungeon... meanwhilebackinthedungeon: Armor Mechanic as Obvious Attempt to have Nude Characters in Game…If you wanna get some more of that tangy Appendix N flavor into your games, where nude magic users battle scantily-clad warriors in the grand Sword & Sorcery tradition of yore — I suggest adopting this simple modification to Armor or Defense Class:Skyclad CharactersEssentially, if a player is willing to have their character adventure in the buff, that character adds, or subtracts, their Charisma or appearance modifier to their Armor Class or Defense.But if you really wanna be encouraging, they could use double their charisma modifier as their Skyclad Bonus. Make Sense? illustration of Skyclad Human Sorceress by Frank Frazetta

Kishōtenketsu Kishōtenketsu (起承転結?) describes the structure and development of classic Chinese, Korean and Japanese narratives. It was originally used in Chinese poetry as a four-line composition, such as Qijue, and is also referred to as 'kishōtengō' (起承転合?). The first Chinese character refers to the introduction or 'kiku' (起句?), the next: development, 'shōku' (承句?), the third: twist, 'tenku' (転句?)