The Heroine’s Journey Book
The Heroine’s Journey: For Writers, Readers, and Fans of Pop Culture
Tired of the hero’s journey?
Frustrated that funny, romantic, or comforting stories aren’t taken seriously?
Sad that the books and movies you love never seem to be critically acclaimed, even when they sell like crazy?
The heroine’s journey is here to help!
Multiple New York Times bestselling author Gail Carriger presents a clear concise analysis of the heroine’s journey, how it differs from the hero’s, and how it can help improve your writing and your life.
In this book you’ll learn:
- How to spot the heroine’s journey in popular books, movies, and the world around you.
- The source myths and basic tropes and archetypes of this narrative.
- A step-by-step break down of how to understand and successfully write the heroine’s journey.
What do Agatha Christy, JK Rowling, and Nora Roberts all have in common?
They write the heroine’s journey. Read this book to learn all about it!
From Harry Potter to Twilight, from Wonder Woman to Star Wars. You’ll never look at pop culture the same way again.
With over a dozen NYT and USA Today bestsellers, and over a million books in print, popular genre author Gail Carriger brings her cheeky comedic tone and over a decade of making her living as a fiction author to the heroine’s journey in this fascinating look at one of the most popular yet neglected narratives of our time.
“I’m not sure how you can just rewire my brain to see the heroine’s journey like this and then expect me to make coherent, thought-out comments about the text when all I want to do is hold it in my twisted little grip while I shove it at people screaming like a madman and pointing at passages…”
~ Author Beta Reader
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THE PRINT BOOK BLURB
What is the Heroine’s Journey? How is it different from the Hero’s Journey? What makes Harry Potter different from Star Wars? Twilight from Wonder Woman?
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Gail Carriger uses her comedic style to explore the mythological foundation of one of the most joyful and powerful narrative structures we have access to as storytellers. She teaches you to identify it, write it, and use it to fix your story.
Guaranteed to make you look at plot structure in popular culture differently for the rest of your life.
Go behind the scenes to explore hidden messages. Learn hacks and tips to improve your writing and make it more commercially viable. Gain insight into under-studied story arcs, tropes, archetypes, and modern market desires.
Take control of your narrative while redefining notions of strength and identity. This book will change how you write, read, watch, interact, and think about genre fiction and the world around you.
Praise for The Heroine’s Journey Book
“The first book on writing structure that's ever truly resonated for me and made sense of the way my favorite stories work. I've thought back to this book so many times since reading it, and I know I'll be reading it again!”
Author of The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart
“A lot of educators are going to be very interested in this. The heroine's journey narrative structure aligns with positive parenting and the anti-bullying programs' goals and techniques. Their preferred stories emphasize team building and non violent conflict resolution. Understanding that this is a long standing historical and culturally relevant narrative structure will help them find more stories that resonate with their programs, and help defend the programs from more patriarchal critics. ”
“Okay, look...I'm not sure how you can just rewire my brain to see the heorine’s jouney like this and then expect me to make coherent, thought-out comments about the text when all I want to do is hold it in my twisted little grip while I shove it at people screaming like a madman and pointing at passages, but I guess that’s what I’m going to do. ”
Author Beta Reader