Wednesday, March 20, 2013
I love Joseph Campbell's monomythic round. This is a wonderful piece of animation illustrating it. Watch it.
I'm currently working on a novella with a hero's journey. The Night Market's main character Cory has to leave his comfortable life and travel to a strange place with art and song and things you'll never see anywhere else, hoping to find a lead to his missing sister. His journey only takes a night, but it changes him and he's a different person by morning.
I think as humans, we resist change but often find ourselves in a better place because of it. At the end of our own hero's journey we have learned and experienced and grown despite ourselves. I think that's why we need heroes--to show us that we can all be heroes and slay a monster, or face our death, or come back changed and different and still be just as human.
I'm gonna go look for my Call to Adventure. It's probably hiding in the Cave I Fear To Enter.
Aidee Ladnier, an award-winning author of speculative fiction, began writing at twelve years old but took a hiatus to be a magician’s assistant, ride in hot air balloons, produce independent movies, collect interesting shoes, fold origami, send ping pong balls into space, and amass a secret file with the CIA. A lover of genre fiction, it has been a lifelong dream of Aidee's to write both romance and erotica with a little science fiction, fantasy, mystery, or the paranormal thrown in to add a zing.