The Three Story Method Influencer Series: The Hero’s Journey

In the second of this special 5-part series, Zach and J. examine the Hero’s Journey as created by Joseph Cambpell and recreated by Christopher Vogler. They discuss how these ideas have influenced modern storytelling. In addition, Zach asks J. how he incorporated the Hero’s Journey in Three Story Method and the ways they impact novel writing.

While some may believe that we’re transitioning out of the monomyth era, it’s still important to recognize the underlying story architecture that has become second nature for most of us.

The Career Author Podcast is a podcast where co-authors J. Thorn and Zach Bohannon share their struggles and successes as full-time authors, advice for improving your writing craft, and honest discussions of what it takes to build a successful career as an author.

In this episode, you’ll discover:

  • The way Campbell approached the Hero’s Journey
  • How Vogler refined Campbell’s theory
  • The difference between Campbell and Vogler
  • How the 12 Stages of the Hero’s Journey can be applied to Star Wars: A New Hope
  • Why the Hero’s Journey story archetype is so prevalent in modern storytelling
  • How J. modeled elements of Three Story Method after the Hero’s Journey

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