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Assess Your Plot

Using the Hero's Journey Structure

Joseph Campbell’s stages of the hero’s journey inform a massive number of books, television shows, and movies. The structure is not genre-specific, and if you’re not sure where your plot should go next, consulting the common path of the hero’s journey is a great way to get the ball rolling.

This infographic breaks down Campbell’s ideas to help you understand the pattern and apply it to your work.




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Victoria was born and raised within sight of the Smoky Mountains. She loves any place you can still see the stars and constantly struggles with (and sometimes succumbs to) the temptation to write "ain't" and y'all." To connect with or hire Victoria, visit her website,
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