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The Hero’s Journey - Star Wars and The Princess Diaries

There are many ways to plot. At Writers Write, we advise writers to start by using our basic template - The Five Plotting Moments That Matter - before they begin to plot in more detail. This gives your story a shape. (Read our Plotting Posts when you have some time.) We then move onto a chapter-by-chapter guide, with details about scenes and sequels on our Writers Write course.
Many writers use The Hero’s Journey as a way to work through a story. We found these lovely examples at the end of a great post on Writing Prompts by Heather E. Wright. Heather writes, ‘Documented by scholars such as Joseph Campbell, this pattern has been worked into stories across cultures and millennia and is now a Hollywood favourite.’
Read the full article that includes 201 Writing Prompts. Heather is the author of  Writing Fiction: A Hands-On Guide for Teens.
Why don’t you try and fill in the template for your story idea?
by Amanda Patterson

amandaonwriting:

The Hero’s Journey - Star Wars and The Princess Diaries

There are many ways to plot. At Writers Write, we advise writers to start by using our basic template - The Five Plotting Moments That Matter - before they begin to plot in more detail. This gives your story a shape. (Read our Plotting Posts when you have some time.) We then move onto a chapter-by-chapter guide, with details about scenes and sequels on our Writers Write course.

Many writers use The Hero’s Journey as a way to work through a story. We found these lovely examples at the end of a great post on Writing Prompts by Heather E. Wright. Heather writes, ‘Documented by scholars such as Joseph Campbell, this pattern has been worked into stories across cultures and millennia and is now a Hollywood favourite.’

Read the full article that includes 201 Writing Prompts. Heather is the author of  Writing Fiction: A Hands-On Guide for Teens.

Why don’t you try and fill in the template for your story idea?

by Amanda Patterson

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Creating Characters - Types of Love
Psychologist, Robert Sternberg, developed the Triangular Theory of Love. This shows the type of love you share with another person. The theory is based on three components your relationship can possess.


The three components are:


Intimacy: This includes feelings of attachment, closeness, trust, and connectedness. Your partner could feel like your best friend. Do you laugh and have fun together?
Passion: This includes the sexual attraction or the physical connection between two people.
Commitment: This includes the decision to stay together, no matter what, and to make plans for the future together.
A relationship based on a single element is less likely to survive than one based on two or three elements.
Which romantic relationship do your characters share?
Source for Image
by Amanda Patterson for Writers Write

amandaonwriting:

Creating Characters - Types of Love

Psychologist, Robert Sternberg, developed the Triangular Theory of Love. This shows the type of love you share with another person. The theory is based on three components your relationship can possess.

  1. Intimacy: This includes feelings of attachment, closeness, trust, and connectedness. Your partner could feel like your best friend. Do you laugh and have fun together?
  2. Passion: This includes the sexual attraction or the physical connection between two people.
  3. Commitment: This includes the decision to stay together, no matter what, and to make plans for the future together.

A relationship based on a single element is less likely to survive than one based on two or three elements.

Which romantic relationship do your characters share?

Source for Image

by Amanda Patterson for Writers Write