Textbooks put people to sleep – even me, an avid reader. Books on theory don’t help us understand how it applies to YOUR story. And yet, learning is essential to your growth as a writer.
This WORKbook takes each stage of the Hero’s Journey and briefly, in summary form, breaks it down – simply, in a few pages, in a way that you can easily understand and absorb.
Then, I offer literary inspiration – I SHOW you the stage through a number of best selling books I have carefully chosen for you to refer to throughout the WORKbook, so you can be inspired by small sections out of literature before you apply this stage to your own story.
In each STORYlab, there is poetry that speaks to this part of the Hero’s Journey as further inspiration – poetry I have gathered over the years from my favorite poets, including William Cavafy, Constance Frenzen and Mary Oliver.
Before you write, I invite you through a minimum of six writing exercises, to explore each stage of the Hero’s Journey through timed writing exercises that creatively open you to help draw out this stage of your story.
By following this formula, your book will be created, and you will be certain you have not missed a stage that could lead to an exciting, page turning book.
For many years I have taught writing workshops and been a developmental editor. I have also studied Carl Jung, Joseph Campbell and Christopher Vogler extensively.
And what I have learned and taught to hundreds of students in my 12-week writing workshop is this: The Hero’s Journey matters – and it doesn’t just apply to movies.
There isn’t an exact formula to storytelling, and not every story is the same. But there are important stages to consider when creating your book that will make your story unfold in a way that captures the reader.
Creatively exploring these stages will help you reach your goal of finishing your book in a way that will resonate for your audience.
Laura Lentz is an author, writer, developmental editor and master writing teacher, teaching themed creative writing workshops for over a decade to artists all over the world in intimate, live online groups and on Kauai’s north shore.
Laura helps writers expand their body of work by offering challenging and thought-provoking exercises inspired by poetry, science and excerpts from literature. Intimate groups of experienced writers from all over the world gather in small Zoom groups online for live, engaging workshops that are announced privately through her mailing list at literati.academy. Lentz is a co-founder of Literati Academy, a community and school to support, encourage and assist writers in all creative endeavors.
Laura works directly with publishers, authors and agents who often makes guest appearances in her workshops on behalf of her students.
Laura Lentz’s popular and intensive 12 week writing WORKshop is now available as 12 self-paced STORYlabs for you to experience first-hand how the Hero’s Journey will make YOUR STORY even more compelling and remarkable.
Every STORYlab includes:
• CONCISE Educational Summaries
• LITERARY Examples for Each Stage
• WRITE YOUR STORY exercises (50+ total)
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