From Siofra O’Donovan (https://siofraodonovan.com/):
What is the Hero’s Journey?
THE HERO’S JOURNEY is a unique archetypal template that originates in the American Mythologist Joseph Campbell’s seminal work, ‘The Hero with a Thousand Faces’. The Hero’s Journey became a blueprint for script writers in Hollywood, but it is also a very useful tool for plotting novels, memoirs or short stories.
The Hero’s Journey can be a deeply personal, a mythic or a fictional writing experience. It is a classic plot structure that appears in many fictional works and it is the underlying structure for many fairy tales and myths across the world. But your own personal story can be mapped to the Hero’s Journey. The structure is cyclical, and reflects the pattern of our own lives. The story ends where it began but you, the hero or the heroine, are transformed.
Who is this Writing Retreat aimed at?
Do you want to access your hidden creativity?
Whether you are beginning your writing journey, or you are already experienced in writing, the Hero’s Journey is an archetypal narrative pattern that can support your writing — in the form(s) of screenplay, novel, memoir or short story. You may simply want to write your own story (personal memories and reflections) during the course of the retreat.