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Hero’s Journey Examples From Beloved Stories – by Gloria Russell…

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on The Book Designer:

Ah, the hero’s journey. It’s a tried-and-true storytelling structure that makes up the bones of our favorite movies, books, and TV shows. You may not even know it, but most of your favorite stories probably follow the hero’s journey.

If you’re an author, you’re probably also familiar with using the hero’s journey to outline. A solid outline can really make or break a draft, and the hero’s journey can be as detailed or flexible as you need for your story.

But let’s slow down. What is the hero’s journey? And how can we learn to identify it in the stories we watch? Learning how the hero’s journey works is the first step in learning how to use it yourself, so let’s break down what the hero’s journey is and walk through a few examples of how it works in practice.

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How to Write Point of View, Part 3, Second Person

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Hi SErs! Harmony here 🙂 Today, I’d like to talk about how to write Point of View (POV) in the Second Person perspective.

Remember in the last POV post, I said that First Person is almost as up close as you can get? Well, Second Person IS as up close and personal as your writing gets.

What is Second Person POV?

This perspective uses the pronoun ‘You’. This sort of narrative immerses the reader in the experience of being the protagonist. Second Person voice is different from simply addressing your reader. Rather, it puts them squarely in the middle of the action. They become the actor rather than the reader. The events in the story happen to YOU as you read. Below is an example of Second Person POV …

By the time you get home, your husband will be dead. It’s hard…

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