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The Hero’s Journey 2017 | July 6 – July 9, 2017

Strengthen your story with this highly celebrated archetypal narrative plot structure.

Join author Jillian Sullivan on a journey through your book to its core. Find out how the “hero’s journey” plot structure can deepen your characters’ emotions and allow your readers to connect with your hero’s fight. Jillian will explore ways to use the stages of the hero’s journey as a guide in the editing process, along with helping you discover what parts of the journey are missing from your work.

Along with daily guided writing exercises and lectures, attendees will receive one-on-one feedback from Jillian on works-in-progress. Examine your life’s journey along with the fundamentals of an archetypal narrative structure in this highly inspirational workshop.

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Jillian Sullivan: In Search of Detail

“Jillian Sullivan’s Hero’s Journey was the most layered version I’d ever heard. Her emphasis on what’s happening at the main character’s emotional level, and her needs vs. wants dilemma brought a complete picture of how to mirror the external and internal plot.”

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