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Helpful, even if you think you're not writing a hero's journey story.
on 1 July 2017
Lots of detail to help you to understand the character archetypes and each stage of the hero's journey. It also helps to clear up any confusion that you might have. I like that he advises against trying to make your story fit the structure.
It wouldn't be an exaggeration to say that you can also use the book as a guide through life. Not in the same way as a self-help book but you can see how the people that you encounter through life, the challenges etc, it's all there.
It makes me want to read Carl Jung's work and I will at some point.
Not a book that you can rush through, if you really want to absorb it and to understand it properly. Definitely a book that you will need to go back to, dipping in and out of. What he talks about, really connects with being a human being and finding yourself on your own journey.
If you're human and a writer of stories, you can't help but get a better understanding of yourself and how and why stories work.