Tag Archives: Blake Snyder

Everyone is on a Journey

A lot has been written about the Hero’s Journey.  Even I have tossed in my two cents worth on the matter.  It can be very, very handy for any writer to know the shape of the Hero’s Journey.  But many … Continue reading

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Before Going “Up”

It’s one of those rules you learn in screenwriting courses: don’t front-load your tale with your Hero’s backstory.  Sure, you the author need to know it, but don’t explain it all up front.  Get on with your story, and explain … Continue reading

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“Why Do We Need a Hero’s Quest in Literature?”

(Originally posted on LiveJournal) It’s been a couple of months since I had last checked the visitor statistics on my website – mainly because the pointing of the principal URL is screwed up (trying to fix that right now). Even … Continue reading

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