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The Hero's Journey in Fiction Writing: Act Three - Return | Part 3 of 3 (Ages 14-18)

This is Part 3 of a 3-part, 16-week semester course for creative writers and storytellers (Common Core Standards). Students will study stages 10-12 of the Hero's Journey and how they can adapt this classic story structure for their own creative works.
Ashley P
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55 minutes
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Twice per week
over 5 weeks
year olds
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Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
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Class Experience

This 3-part semester course has been designed to meet the Common Core Standards, English Language Arts (ELA) Standards for Writing specific to narratives for grades 8-12, including those regarding Production and Distribution of Writing, Research to Build and Present Knowledge, and Range of Writing.
Students will read the last two chapters of The Hero's Guidebook: Creating Your Own Hero's Journey by Zachary Hamby for this part of the course. The entire book is only 115 pages. Additionally, I may post resources for the learners from time to time as I find them, as optional supplementary reading material.

As this class is also a writers' workshop, learners are also expected to bring in pieces of narrative writing from one of their own story-based creative writing projects (or multiple projects!) throughout this course, to be workshopped by the group in the second class session of each week. I will always provide several exercises for learners who don't have a creative writing project in progress, or would just like to write something brand-new. ☺
Students are expected to read The Hero's Guidebook: Creating Your Own Hero's Journey by Zachary Hamby outside of class. This book is available on Amazon in paperback for $10, or $3 on Kindle. I will also be referencing both Joseph Campbell's The Hero with a Thousand Faces and Christopher Vogler's The Writer's Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers, but students are not expected to read these books during this course—although I do recommend them if your learner is interested in further study!
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
1 hour 50 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
Hamby, Zachary. The Hero's Guidebook: Creating Your Own Hero's Journey. Creative English Teacher Press, 2019.

Campbell, Joseph. The Hero with a Thousand Faces. The Collective Works of Joseph Campbell ed., Joseph Campbell Foundation, 2008.
Vogler, Christopher. The Writer's Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers. 3rd ed., Michael Wiese Productions, 2007.


Ashley P
Lives in the United States
Writer and Teacher of Writing, Reading, the English Language, and Yoga! Lifelong Learner :)
36 total reviews
94 completed classes

About Me

I am so happy to be here and for the opportunity to teach your child(ren) all about the fascinating world that exists within the English language! I have bachelor's degrees in both psychology and English, with a focus on writing, as well as my... 
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