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Write Better Fiction With The Hero's Journey

How to write captivating stories using the awesome power of mythology.
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Created by Richard Winser
Last updated 4/2015
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  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 36 mins on-demand audio
  • 14 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What Will I Learn?
Write stories that engage readers.
Develop stories with stronger plot and structure.
Analyze and improve existing stories.
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  • Just have an open mind and be ready to take action!

If you've ever seen “The Lion King," “Wizard of Oz," or “Star Wars," you've experienced the power of The Hero's Journey in action. It's a beautiful, amazing thing. These are films that are successful as wonderful stories and are extremely profitable as well.

But this course is not about how to write the next Hollywood blockbuster. It's about how to apply the power of mythology to your storytelling, whether it's short stories, novels, scripts, etc. Once you apply these principles, your stories will be more engaging and possibly more salable.

Introducing: Write Better Fiction With The Hero's Journey

Here's what you get:

Detailed lectures on all 12 stages of the Journey - This is comprehensive training; nothing is left out.

Background knowledge lectures - Develop a strong foundation for your learning. Understand what the journey is, and where it comes from. First, learn the rules, then break them.

Downloadable Mindmaps - great for increasing comprehension and recall. Saves you time by compressing all the main points.

Case studies - see the journey in action with several real-life case studies. These case studies show you how to recognize the underlying story patterns that once seemed invisible. Soon, you will be able to analyze any story using this method. Figure out why a narrative works, or why it doesn't. It's like having story “x-ray" eyes!

Step-by-step Hero's Journey writing assignments - start applying what you've learned immediately! Here's how to begin writing your own mythologically-enhanced stories.

Speaking to you as a Creative Writing teacher, I can show you first hand what actually works. This is not theory, it's a comprehensive course that has been field tested over several years with many students. The writing assignments are my own design and come directly from my classroom.

Warning: This course is free for a limited time only. I reserve the right to start charging for this course at any time, so register now. I'll see you on the inside, Richard.

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone interested in writing better novels, short stories, scripts, and plays
  • Entrepreneurs looking to improve their Kindle books.
  • Authors interested in developing their storytelling talents.
  • Beginning writers who want to learn about the power of mythology.
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 39 Lectures Collapse All 39 Lectures 03:07:00
Introduction and Welcome
4 Lectures 26:34

Discover the storytelling benefits of using mythology.

Preview 03:44

Learn about the crucial foundations of myth-based writing.

Preview 12:18

Wrap up of the foundations lecture.

The Hero's Journey Background Part 2

Learn about the 12 stages of the hero.

Overview Of The Hero's Journey
Stage One of the Hero's Journey
2 Lectures 05:29
The Ordinary World

1 page
Stage Two of the Hero's Journey
2 Lectures 05:07
The Call to Adventure

1 page
Stage Three of the Hero's Journey
2 Lectures 06:25
The Refusal of the Call

1 page
Stage Four of the Hero's Journey
2 Lectures 03:32
The Meeting with the Mentor

1 page
Stage Five of the Hero's Journey
2 Lectures 04:30
The Crossing of the Threshold

1 page
Stage Six of the Hero's Journey
2 Lectures 05:41
Tests, Allies, and Enemies

1 page
Stage Seven of the Hero's Journey
2 Lectures 03:44
Approaching the Innmost Cave

1 page
Stage Eight of the Hero's Journey
2 Lectures 04:07
The Ordeal

1 page
Stage Nine of the Hero's Journey
2 Lectures 03:17
The Reward

1 page
7 More Sections
About the Instructor
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Richard Winser is a professional educator and entrepreneur. As a writing instructor, he has spent the last 8 years helping people improve their writing and communication skills. As an entrepreneur, he immersed himself in all aspects of product creation and marketing.

Areas of expertise include:
-Product creation
-Traffic generation
-Coaching and consulting
-Video and audio production
-Online/offline presentation
-Marketing tactics
-Creative writing
-Music production

Mr. Winser's love of education came at an early age when he began taking guitar lessons at age 7. This love continued throughout college, as he racked up over 210 credit hours at the Undergraduate level. “At that point, they pretty much kicked me out," he recalls. “I just liked taking classes and learning!"

He then moved on to the public sector and began serving his community as a high school English teacher. He worked with “at risk" students with challenging socioeconomic backgrounds. “I was really afraid I'd bitten off more than I could chew," he said. “The environment was extremely difficult, with so many things of which you need to be cognizant. However, I soon found that it helped improve my teaching and presentation skills tremendously. Standing up before 150 reluctant learners and leading them through an education day after day is a tough calling, and it is also very rewarding."

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