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The Hero’s Journey: A Practical Guide to the Three-Act Story

February 14, 2019
6:30 pm
Hyatt Regency Embarcadero

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, character-driven stories. 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.


Hyatt Regency Embarcadero

5 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, CA 94111, USA
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