Ever wondered what made Star Wars such a great movie? Or the Lord of the Rings? Or Harry Potter?
All of these are classic examples of the Hero’s Journey, made famous by Joseph Campbell. Chris Vogler is a Hollywood story doctor and he knows his stuff. You may think this is cheesy New Age shlock. Or you may think it makes perfect sense. Whatever. I think the human brain is wired pretty strongly to respond to the Hero’s Journey.
If you don’t care to write significant, profound, deeply moving fiction, why then . . . ignore this stuff. But if you want to write better, this book can point the way. The Writer’s Journey is a classic book on story structure that most published novelists and editors are familiar with.