kerri buckley and nanowrimo 2005

Pacific Northwest writer Kerri Buckley blogs about National Novel Writing Month in November, 2005.

Thursday, November 24, 2005

Behind Every Story...

Behind Every Story....
by Kerri Buckley
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Behind every story is a myth, a lesson, archetypes that ring bells and cause whistles to blow in the private spaces of our selves. Of course, Joseph Campbell is the master at this teaching, and he is the Professor of The Hero's Journey for writers, actors, therapists, artists, poets, and anyone else who cares about growth through examination of trials by fire. The hero's journey is a spiral sort of journey, and there is a great book about it for writers called The Writer's Journey, Second Edition: Mythic Structure for Writers by Christopher Vogler. Vogler's book explains much of the process of myth for writers, in stages, and acts. I found it really helpful for planning my acts and my scenes.

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