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Creative Writing With The Hero's Journey
Angelia Derrick (she/her)
Learners (future filmmakers and creative writers) will study The Hero's Journey's story structure stages by discussing the elements and watching film clips, and they will plot out their own story that follows the hero's journey.
The Hero's Journey is a form of storytelling that follows a main character on their journey that changes them emotionally. This myth pattern has been studied for years and goes back the original written and verbally told stories of humans. Joseph Campbell brought it to popular culture with "The Hero With a Thousand Faces." Christopher Vogler breaks it down even further specifically for writers in "The Writer's Journey". Students will learn the steps of the Hero's Journey and how to plot a...
Students will understand what the Hero's Journey is and each step their hero will go through to reach the end of the story.
Master of Fine Arts in Screenwriting Bachelor of Arts in Applied Arts: Creative Writing Certificates from Institute of Children's Literature Certificates from Institute for Writers Writing young adult fantasy and space opera under the pen name Angelia Almos.
Homework OfferedStudent's will work on their own story following the Hero's Journey roadmap throughout the weeks and then present it at the final class.
0 - 1 hours per week outside of class
Assessments OfferedGrade can be provided at the parent's request. A - Show up to each class, participate in discussions, and turn in all homework. B - Show up to almost every class, participate in most discussions, and turn in all homework. C - Show up to some classes, doesn't participate in class, and misses some homework. D/F - Misses most classes, doesn't participate in class, and doesn't turn in any homework.
2 files available upon enrollmentA one-page Hero's Journey beat sheet for the student to fill out for their own story.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Clips from the following movies will be shown in class to illustrate the steps - Star Wars: A New Hope, The Matrix, The Wizard of Oz, and Moana.
The Writer's Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers by Christopher Vogler is where the information is gathered from for this class. If the student finds they really love the Hero's Journey and want to learn more after the class, I recommend they pick up book. A Hero's Journey lesson plan and curriculum from PowerPoint Guru will be used.
Meet the teacher
Pronoun: she/her/hers "Storytelling is the most powerful way to put ideas into the world." - Robert McKee My hope is to help nurture your love of stories as well as your individual voice while giving you the tools and skills you need to tell...
$90for 5 classes
1x per week, 5 weeks
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(1)
Completed by 2 learners
Live video meetings
3-6 learners per class
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