What is the heroine's journey? How is it different from the hero's journey? What makes Harry Potter different from Star Wars? Twilight from Wonder Woman?
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Gail Carriger uses her comedic style to explore the mythological foundation of one of the most joyful and powerful narrative structures we have access to as storytellers. She teaches how to identify, write, and utilize the heroine's journey to recover from writer's block.
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Explore hidden messages. Learn hacks and tips to improve your writing and make it more commercially viable. Gain insight into under-studied story arcs, tropes, characters, archetypes, and modern market desires.
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Guaranteed to make you look at plot structure in books, video games, movies, and TV differently for the rest of your life.
Take control of narrative while redefining notions of strength and identity. This book will change how you write, read, watch, interact, and think about genre fiction and the world around you.
With over a dozen NYT and USA Today bestsellers and over a million books in print, popular genre author and former archaeologist Gail Carriger brings her cheeky comedic tone and over a decade of making her living as a fiction author to this fascinating look at one of the most popular yet neglected narratives of our time.
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About the Author
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Approach
1. Why did I bother?
2. Why should you bother?
3. Pop culture is a weakness
Chapter 2: Defining Terms
1. It's all about sex & gender
2. Read this bit!
3. Writing terms & terminology
Chapter 3: Hero's Journey Beats, Themes & Messages
1. Things to notice
2. Hero's Journey example 1
3. Hero's Journey example 2
4. Additional examples of the hero
5. Hero's Journey hidden messages
6. Review: Hero's Journey narrative structure
Chapter 4: Basic Structure & Foundational Myths
1. Introducing the Myth of Demeter
2. Demeter's story
3. Introducing the Myth of Isis
4. Isis's story
5. Introducing the Myth of Inanna
6. Inanna's story
Chapter 5: Heroine's Journey Beats, Themes & Messages
1. Notation of absence
2. Things to notice
3. Heroine's Journey example 1
4. Heroine's Journey example 2
5. Additional examples of the heroine
6. Heroine's Journey hidden messages
Chapter 6: Heroine's Journey Gets Devalued
1. Heroine's Journey out of focus
2. Hero's Journey in focus
3. Repercussions of being devalued
4. Why did this happen?
5. Also, blame Gothics
Chapter 7: Genre Complications
1. Gothic archetypes & the heroine
2. Gothic tropes & the heroine
3. Gothic side effects
Chapter 8: Narrative Variations
1. Tragic journeys
2. Additional narrative elements
3. Whose journey is this?
4. Buddies & sidekicks
5. Foils & dualities
6. Multiple POV narratives
Chapter 9: Reader Experience
1. Reader expectations
2. Emotional hooks & writer's block
3. Avoiding reader betrayal
Chapter 10: How to write like a heroine
1. Give your heroine companions
2. Define & join a group
3. Write appropriate villains
4. Put side characters in power
5. Dialogue is your friend
6. Let help be a strength
7. Portion out achievement
8. Give your characters humor
9. Use Gothic tropes to indicate genre
10. Use Gothic archetypes to surprise readers
11. A counseling session
12. Be the heroine
Citations & References Explained
About the Author
Fiction by Carriger