The Hero’s Writing Journey

The Hero’s Journey is back!
(By Zoom, but Back)
Starts Thursday 25th March 10-12pm
for 8 weeks
Gandalf: I am looking for someone to share in an adventure that I am arranging, and it’s very difficult to find anyone.
Bilbo: I should think so—in these parts! We are plain quiet folk and have no use for adventures. Nasty disturbing uncomfortable things! Make you late for dinner! I can’t think what anybody sees in them …
The Hero’s Journey is not an invention, but an observation. It is a recognition of a beautiful design, a set of principles that governs the conduct of life and the world of storytelling the way physics and chemistry govern the physical world.
-Christopher Vogler
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Starts Thursday 25th March 10-12pm
for 8 weeks
Cost 180 Euro and ..165 Early Bird if paid for in full by 20th March! Or Deposit of 100 Euro! Venue is of course… your sitting room! By Zoom.
Last year I ran the Hero’s Journey from my own sitting room, and then when we got locked up, it continued by zoom.
BOOKING DETAILS. Please email letters@siofraodonovan.com for bookings. There will be PayPal and Revolut options.
WELL, WHAT IS IT ALL ABOUT?
Whether you are looking to explore your inner world through creative writing through journaling and sketching, whether you wish to write your memoirs, or begin that novel you have always had in the back of your mind ( or pieces of it in your drawer!), or you are looking to develop ideas for writing a screenplay or a play…
This year’s Hero’s Journey is for you! Pay heed to your Call to Adventure, Cross the Threshold and join us for the first Hero’s Journey of 2021 !. Straddle your creativity. Follow the steps of the Hero’s Journey and you will be guided into your own imagination/ memory/ history… held all the way with practical advice for good writing skills and craft.
Character DevelopmentPlot Arc Development Descriptive powerNarrative techniques
And much, much more!
You can use the Hero’s Journey for any genre you are writing in!
The aim of the course is to unlock your creativity, using the work and wisdom of Joseph Campbell’s ‘Hero’s Journey’- an archetypal narrative structure suitable for planning novels, screenplays, memoirs and for simply exploring one’s inner life through creative writing.
The Hero’s Journey is a powerful template and brings new ideas and it unearths old memories. The effects of using the Hero’s Journey can be transformative and therapeutic for you and your writing!
Under their apparent diversity, the great myths of humanity present us with the same map of yearnings and fears that every human being experiences on the way to self-discovery. The Hero’s Journey is a pattern of narrative that appears in drama, storytelling, myth, religious ritual, and psychological development. It describes the typical adventure of the archetype known as The Hero, the person who goes out and achieves great deeds on behalf of the group, tribe, or civilization.
There are many heroes, and they have each had their Call to Adventure, and crossed the Threshold: Gilgamesh, Don Quixote, Luke Skywalker, Dorothy, Athena and Bilbo Baggins. Each of them has the same path, the same Trials, the same Dragons to face, no matter what form they take. They each invoke the archetypal journey, the Monomyth, the Hero’s Journey. Each returns with a gift for the world they left before they underwent the profound Trials that transformed them from what they were before what they became.
The Hero’s Journey is not an invention, but an observation. It is a recognition of a beautiful design, a set of principles that governs the conduct of life and the world of storytelling the way physics and chemistry govern the physical world.
-Christopher Vogler
THE ULTIMATE WRITING COURSE FOR UNLEASHING YOUR CREATIVE TALENT AND CRAFTING YOUR WRITING!
TESTIMONIALS:
“I have come to truly value this powerful way of accessing material from within and beyond myself -via guided meditations. Síofra holds a beautiful class where it is safe to explore and to share, and where for me, there is the perfect balance of both fun and depth.” Louise S. THE HERO’S JOURNEY WRITING WORKSHOPS
“I found this course to be extraordinary. I thought it would be useful to help me find a structure to the stories I write. It was much more, it was quite a personal journey; challenging, rewarding, inspirational. Siofra creates an atmosphere of such creativity, a safe space to write, a place where we could push past boundaries and self-doubt. After one session, I felt inspired to write at home, so I sat and wrote a short story called A Dance with Time. Subsequently, that story was longlisted for the Colm Tobin Short Story.” Zandra C, THE HERO’S JOURNEY WRITING WORKSHOPS
COURSE DESCRIPTION
This is an intensive writing course which is aimed at those who are beginning or continuing their writing practice.
The work done on the course is experimental and there is no pressure to produce a perfect book/ screenplay, but support will be offered in the form of advice.
Faciliated by PUBLISHED AUTHOR, JOURNALIST AND CREATIVE WRITING FACILITATOR FOR OVER 15 YEARS. SHE WORKS WITH THE WRITERS IN SCHOOLS SCHEME/ POETRY IRELAND, THE WRITERS IN PRISONS SCHEME/ ARTS COUNCIL OF IRELAND AND IS A MEMBER OF THE TEACHING COUNCIL OF IRELAND

 

 

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