The Hero’s Journey: Part 3, Defining Your Hero

I am sad to say here is part 3 of this awesome series I have been reading and loving. If you stumble across post 3 I beg you gou back and read the other two. The information she includes is very helpful and we as writers need to absorb this material into ourselves. Cheers,

Nina Munteanu Writing Coach

Edge Of Tomorrow - Emily Blunt warriorTo write a truly compelling story is to resonate with the universal truths of metaphor within the consciousness of humanity. According to scholar and mythologist Joseph Campbell this involves an open mind and a certain amount of humility; and giving oneself to the story…not unlike the hero who gives her life to something larger than herself: “Anyone writing a creative work knows that you open, you yield yourself, and the book talks to you and builds itself….you become the carrier of something that is given to you from … the Muses—or God.”

This is no fancy, it is a fact. Since, as Campbell says “the inspiration comes from the unconscious, and since the unconscious minds of the people of any single small society have much in common, what the shaman or seer [or artist] brings forth is something that is waiting to be brought forth in everyone.” I call this…

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