Writing The Waves: A Hero’s Journey
Intensive creative writing workshop with Siofra O’Donovan
In these turbulent times, creative writing can give you calm, focus and access to a huge well of creativity that can help you ride the waves of change. The Hero’s Journey is an archetypal journey used for screenplay writing, novel and short story writing, memoirs, or your own personal journey.
About The Hero’s Journey:
Under their apparent diversity, the great myths of humanity present us with the same map of yearnings and fears that every human being experiences on the way to self-discovery. The Hero’s Journey is a pattern of narrative that appears in drama, storytelling, myth, religious ritual, and psychological development. It describes the typical adventure of the archetype known as The Hero, the person who goes out and achieves great deeds on behalf of the group, tribe, or civilization.
There are many heroes, and they have each had their Call to Adventure, and crossed the Threshold: Gilgamesh, Don Quixote, Luke Skywalker, Dorothy, Athena and Bilbo Baggins. Each of them has the same path, the same Trials, the same Dragons to face, no matter what form they take. They each invoke the archetypal journey, the Monomyth, the Hero’s Journey. Each returns with a gift for the world they left before they underwent the profound Trials that transformed them from what they were before what they became.
The Hero’s Journey is not an invention, but an observation. It is a recognition of a beautiful design, a set of principles that governs the conduct of life and the world of storytelling the way physics and chemistry govern the physical world.
Intensive 10 week course on Tuesdays from 12th February 2019
Early bird price - €250 (before 5th February)
Price - €275 (after 5th February)