Breaking Down The Hero’s Journey Plot Structure (tips for fantasy & sci-fi writers) — She’s Novel

Here is one of the best discussions I have read on “The Hero’s Journey.” This plot structure is my favorite. Enjoy! <3

Hello there, writers! Today, I am so excited to talk about one of my favorite writing topics: plot structure. Now I know that probably doesn’t sound all that exciting, but if there’s anything that’s truly going to set you up for success–especially when it comes time to edit–it’s this. So if you often have problems with plot holes and pacing issues, plot structure is going to be your saving grace.Today, in particular, we’re going to talk about the plot structure that I use most often in my own writing: The Hero’s Journey. This plot structure is a true classic, used most often in fantasy and science fiction.

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About Colleen M. Chesebro

Colleen M. Chesebro is an American Novelist & Poet who loves writing paranormal fantasy and magical realism, cross-genre fiction, syllabic poetry, and creative nonfiction. She loves all things magical which may mean that she could be experiencing her second childhood—or not. That part of her life hasn’t been fully decided yet. A few years ago, a mystical experience led her to renew her passion for writing and storytelling. These days she resides in the fantasy realm of the Faery Writer where she writes the magical poetry and stories that the fairy nymphs whisper to her in her dreams. Colleen won the “Little and Laugh” Flash Fiction Contest sponsored by the Carrot Ranch Literary Community on November 2017, and in 2018, she won first place for the “Twisted Travel” category. Colleen lives in Arizona with her husband. When she is not writing, Colleen enjoys spending time with her husband. She also loves gardening, reading, and crocheting old-fashioned doilies into works of art. Learn more about Colleen on colleenchesebro.com.
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  1. A very helpful article, thanks. I tend to write from the seat of my pants, but have learned –the hard way– that following a loose outline and plot structure can save my editing budget down the line. I recently featured a post on my blog with 5 key plotting techniques, which you might find interesting. http://catehogan.com/how-to-write-a-novel-plot-structures/

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