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Which Journey Fits Your Genre? by Mary O’Gara, Ph.D.

The hero’s journey is high testosterone.   We start in the ordinary world, but the inciting incident or first turning point is a blast of disaster that rocks the hero’s world and thrusts him into an adventure he may or may not have wanted.   Tom Clancy and Mary Stewart wrote about characters who didn’t …
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Archetypal Characters for the 21st Century by Mary O’Gara, Ph.D.

Joseph Campbell condensed the great myths of history into the Hero’s Journey, which the world met dramatically as Luke Skywalker’s journey to greatness in “Star Wars”.   The hero, an ordinary person at the beginning of the story, becomes the savior of his particular world after going on a journey complete with mentors and gatekeepers, …