Three Variations of the Hero's Journey for the romance writer. One of the best ever explanations of plotting a successful novel was outlined in A Practical Guide to Joseph Cambell’s “The Hero with a Thousand Faces"
Here are three variations of this successful and classic plot to suit the romance writer. Compiled by Rose Blume
“There are only two or three human stories, and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely as if they had never happened before.”
The above was stated by Willa Sibert Cather the American author who achieved recognition for her novels of frontier life on the Great Plains, in works such as “O Pioneers!”, “My Ántonia”, and “The Song of the Lark”.
In this eBook, Rose Blume has compiled the basic “Hero’s Journey” then shown how this can be used as a basis for three different types of romance novels. Examples are given of great romance novels that follow these plot lines. Any one of these three romance plots could form a starting point for your short story or novel, and a basis for your initial rough plotting plan.
As you loosen up and begin the first draft allow your characters and imagination to free you from the confines of the plan and be creative. Individuality will develop as you write your first draft. If you find yourself waffling, or running off course then pull back to the plan you have chosen.
No Writers Block.By beginning with a plan and having that known successful plan to fall back on you will never developed writer’s block.