I know most of you have heard about the Monomyth, Joseph Campbell, and the Hero’s Journey . . . many, many times. That’s because the concept has genuine merit.
Here is an excellent short, clear video explanation from Matthew Winkler.
1. Watch the video.
2. Complete the worksheet (below) using information from your own work of fiction, a book you have just read, or a movie you have just watched. (You can simply make a circular sketch of the plot steps, if you prefer.)
3. Did the plot include all of the steps?
4. Did the story thrust the protagonist into a different world?
5. Was the protagonist changed at the end of the story?
Thanks to Michele at coffeecups for the worksheet.