Write Better Fiction With The Hero's Journey

How to write captivating stories using the awesome power of mythology.
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  • Lectures 39
  • Length 3 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 3/2015 English

Course Description

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.

What are the requirements?

  • Just have an open mind and be ready to take action!

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Write stories that engage readers.
  • Develop stories with stronger plot and structure.
  • Analyze and improve existing stories.

What 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.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction and Welcome
03:44

Discover the storytelling benefits of using mythology.

12:18

Learn about the crucial foundations of myth-based writing.

08:51

Wrap up of the foundations lecture.

01:41

Learn about the 12 stages of the hero.

Section 2: Stage One of the Hero's Journey
The Ordinary World
05:29
DOWNLOAD Mind Map
1 page
Section 3: Stage Two of the Hero's Journey
The Call to Adventure
05:07
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1 page
Section 4: Stage Three of the Hero's Journey
The Refusal of the Call
06:25
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1 page
Section 5: Stage Four of the Hero's Journey
The Meeting with the Mentor
03:32
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1 page
Section 6: Stage Five of the Hero's Journey
The Crossing of the Threshold
04:30
DOWNLOAD Mind Map
1 page
Section 7: Stage Six of the Hero's Journey
Tests, Allies, and Enemies
05:41
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1 page
Section 8: Stage Seven of the Hero's Journey
Approaching the Innmost Cave
03:44
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1 page
Section 9: Stage Eight of the Hero's Journey
The Ordeal
04:07
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1 page
Section 10: Stage Nine of the Hero's Journey
The Reward
03:17
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1 page
Section 11: Stage Ten of the Hero's Journey
The Road Back
04:05
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1 page
Section 12: Stage Eleven of the Hero's Journey
Death and Resurrection
03:01
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1 page
Section 13: Stage Twelve of the Hero's Journey
Return with the Elixir
05:54
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1 page
Section 14: Case Studies
The Wizard of Oz
03:28
The Matrix
08:00
Star Wars: A New Hope
05:08
Section 15: Writing Assignments
Assignment One: Character Arc
1 page
Assignment Two: Threshold Moments
1 page
Section 16: Conclusion And Thanks
Conclusion And Thanks
02:41
4 questions

Check your understanding here.

Section 17: Bonus Section!
Advanced Hero's Journey Part 1
10:02
Advanced Hero's Journey Part 2
10:27
Advanced Hero's Journey Part 3
08:58
Advanced Hero's Journey Part 4
06:38
Advanced Hero's Journey Audio File
36:12

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Instructor Biography

Richard Winser, Professional Educator

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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