Feb 24, 2018
You may already be familiar with the steps of Joseph Campbell's A Hero's Journey. But just in case you're not, here is the basic philosophy:
In order for the hero to become a hero, they must go through a period of struggle.
In fiction, we put our protagonists through some sort of danger or dilemma.
In a romance, they are lonely or heartbroken.
In a mystery, there's been a murder our protagonist must help solve.
In an action/adventure or thriller, they get caught up in something that puts either their life or the life of someone they care about in peril.
In a fantasy or sci-fi story, supernatural elements come into play to either help or harm our hero.
In life, something similar happens.