For decades, writers and creators have relied on the Hero’s Journey to help
structure their stories: from Harry Potter to the Hunger Games to Indiana
Jones to the Godfather.
But what IS the Hero’s Journey? Stemming from Joseph Campbell’s The Hero
with a Thousand Faces, the Hero’s Journey is a narrative structure that
takes place over three acts and details the specific actions taken by the
story’s protagonist to reach his resolution. Applying and understanding
this structure can help guide the writer to create dynamic,
During this workshop we will:
Discuss the monomythic origins of the Hero’s Journey.
Breakdown the Hero’s Journey into three Acts.
Examine the individual stages within those three Acts.
Investigate how the Hero’s Journey has been applied to popular
Discuss how to apply the same concepts to your own narratives.
Consider the various pitfalls associated with using the Hero’s
By the end of the session, you should have a firm understanding of the
Hero’s Journey and how to use its guidance in your own work.