Email Newsletter icon, E-mail Newsletter icon, Email List icon, E-mail List icon Join our mailing list
For Email Newsletters you can trust

Beyond the Hero’s Journey


Beyond tBeyond Cover - 2nd Edition 4-7-16 - comphe Hero’s Journey
— Other Powerful Mythic Themes — 

Having trouble making your story fit the pattern of The Hero’s Journey?

Can’t quite make those paradigms match your own characters and plot?

Maybe that’s because your story is actually based on a different pattern.

Contrary to popular opinion, The Hero’s Journey is not the only mythic Theme. It’s certainly a good one but it is only one of many.

A few years after the publication of Hero With a Thousand Faces, Dr. Joseph Campbell modified his position and observed that for different times and places there were different mythic structures and archetypes.

This book introduces you to many other powerful Mythic Themes ranging from “About Face” to “Damsel in Distress”, from “Stealing Fire From Heaven” to “The Wakeup Call”.

Each Mythic Theme is explained and explored via:

  • Media Echoes – other media on the same theme
  • The Myth itself
  • Mythic Meaning
  • Symbols, Analogies, Metaphors, and more
  • Plot Points – guidelines for your own story
  • Mythic Statements – Theme, Mission, and Lesson

Using the guidelines in this workbook you can:

  • Refine and focus your story theme.
  • Select an appropriate sub-plot to enhance your story.
  • Use the Plot Points as guidelines for plot drivers, incidences, and scenes in your story.
  • Use symbols and images to spark audience recognition.
  • Maintain your originality while tapping into the timeless power of these classic myths.
  • Take your place in the long line of myth-makers who create moving and memorable stories that engage and entertain your audience.

Add BEYOND THE HERO’S JOURNEY to your writing library today!

View Sample Text

View the Table of Contents


Purchase the bound book for $15 from our Cafe Press shop.

Or buy the download and skip the shipping time and expense.