The Hero’s Journey
In 1949, Joseph Campbell’s book, “The Hero with a Thousand Faces,” popularized the concept of a monomyth — that is, a core pattern that can be found in stories ranging from Greek mythology to Star Wars. Campbell — influence by Carl Jung — felt that this pattern tapped into a fundamental need of the human psyche. Countless authors have used The Hero’s Journey as a guide to writing their stories. Whether you believe in the Jungian analysis or not, it remains a compelling series of guideposts that a writer can use to help organize their storytelling.The content you are trying to access is only available to members.