Use the Heroine’s Journey to Plot Your Novel with Deb Bailey

Plot-Structure-GMC Use the Heroine’s Journey to Plot Your Novel with Deb Bailey

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  1. Characters
  2. Description/Setting
  3. Structure
  4. GMC
  5. Plotting
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Class Length
2 Weeks
Lots of writers have heard of the Hero's Journey, which is based on the work of Joseph Campbell. But there's also a Heroine's Journey, which is based on the story of the Sumerian goddess, Inanna, an epic that describes her descent into the underworld. The heroine’s journey is not so much about taking a quest to slay the dragon, as it is a journey within to face her deepest fears. By addressing her own needs and desires, she can come to terms with herself and her place in the world. Using fictional examples we'll see how to use the Heroine's Journey template to help you map your heroine move through the conflicts and challenges in your story. We'll also see how the Journey can make it easier to set up your ending so you can be ready to start the next book in a series.

We'll cover:
  1. What is the Heroine's Journey and how it differs from the Hero's Journey (and how you can weave them together)
  2. Versions of the Journey and how to pick the right one for your story
  3. How to create a template using the steps of the Journey
  4. Examples using popular myths and archetypes, such as Persephone and Hades
  5. Where to find character tropes and archetypes to use in your stories
Class Format
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Deborah Bailey
Start date
Jan 16, 2023 at 9:00 AM
End date
Jan 30, 2023 at 12:50 AM
Registration end date
Jan 19, 2023 at 12:50 AM
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Deb Bailey's course was well presented. She was very kind to add an extra discussion for those of us struggling with sagging middle plots. This meant she went out of her way to help us. I also appreciated her tip about building the story arc for a secondary character as a means to shore up a sagging middle plot. Very happy to have taken this course!