Learn About the Different Roles Involved In The Writers Journey

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Learn how to tell a great story that will inspire others to get involved in your ideas, products and services. This outline comes from the book "The Writer's Journey: Mythic Structure For Storytellers and Screenwriters" by Christopher Vogler

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Learn About the Different Roles Involved In The Writers Journey

  1. 1. Writers Journey
  2. 2. Act One • Stage 1: Ordinary World – Mundane – Commonplace • Stage 2: Call To Adventure – Problem – Challenge – Stakes of Game – Hero's Goal
  3. 3. Act One • Stage 3: Refusal Of The Call – Fear Of Unknown – Reluctance To Change • Stage 4: Mentor – Parent and Child – Teacher and Student – Doctor and Patient – God and Man
  4. 4. Act One – Provides Supernatural Aid • Guidance • Magical Equipment • Advice • Stage 5: Crossing 1st Threshold – Hero Commits To Journey – Enters Belly Of The Whale
  5. 5. Act Two • Stage 6: Road Of Trials – Tests – Allies – Enemies – Learns Special World Rules • Stage 7: Approach To the Innermost Cave – Special World Most Dangerous Place – Location of Object Of Quest
  6. 6. Act Two – HQ Of Hero's Greatest Enemy – Descent Into Hell • Stage 8: Supreme Ordeal – Confront Greatest Fear – Shapeshifters • Tempter Or Temptress • Meeting God Or Goddess – Near Death Battle With Enemy • Will Hero Die?
  7. 7. Act Two • Will Hero Live? – Atonement With Father Or Mother – Apotheosis: Become Perfect Example • Stage 9: Victory Deserves A Reward – Ultimate Boon – Seize The Magic Sword – Holy Grail – Knowledge – Wisdom
  8. 8. Act Two – Understanding – Reconcile With Hostile Forces
  9. 9. Act Three • Stage 10: Road Back – Pursued By Angry Dark Forces • Hostile Forces Want Revenge • Still Needs Reconciliation With Enemy – Refusal Of Return – Magic Flight – Rescue From Within – Crossing Threshold – Return
  10. 10. Act Three • Stage 11: Resurrection – Master Of Two Worlds – Must Be Reborn and Cleansed – Final Ordeal Proves Transformation – Death and Darkness One last Shot – Final Exam For Hero • Stage 12: Return With Elixir – Freedom To Live
  11. 11. Act Three – Back To Ordinary World Victorious • Wisdom • Powerful Weapon • New Insights • Power To Heal

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