Course Syllabus

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The 12 Stages of The Hero’s Journey / Assignments:outlaw_COVERweb_0

  • The Ordinary World
  • The Call to Adventure
  • Refusal of the Call
  • Meeting with the Mentor
  • Crossing the First Threshold
  • Tests, Allies & Enemies
  • Approach to the Inmost Cave
  • The Ordeal
  • The Reward (Seizing the Sword)
  • The Road Back
  • The Resurrection
  • Return with the Elixir

Archetypes Encountered on The Hero’s Journey:

  • Hero
  • Herald
  • Mentor
  • Shadow
  • Trickster
  • Threshold Guardian
  • Shapeshifter
  • Allies

Storycrafting Techniques / Assignments:

  • Plotting the Story Line / Integrating Theme
  • Discovering Voice & Viewpoint
  • Layering Multi-Dimensional Story Characters
  • Using Sensory Details to Create Setting
  • Mastering Scene Structure
  • Delivering Dialogue that Connects
  • Heightening the Story’s Stakes & Conflict
  • Controlling Pace & Suspense

What YOU Do:

  • Commit to your writing self to do the assignments (12 in all)
  • Write scenes in your story – Fiction (novel / short story) or Nonfiction (memoir / personal experience story)
  • Work on the craft of writing

What WE Do:

  • Give you detailed feedback on all of your assignments
  • Encourage you to find your authentic writing voice
  • Answer any questions related to The Hero’s Journey or crafting a story
  • Recommend markets and publishing opportunities if, at the end of the course, the work merits publication
  • Send you a Certificate of Completion once you finish the course

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