Hero’s Journey 101: How to Use the Hero’s Journey to Plot Your Story

What Is the Hero’s Journey?

The 12 Stages of the Hero’s Journey

  1. The Ordinary World
  2. The Call of Adventure
  3. Refusal of the Call
  4. Meeting the Mentor
  5. Crossing the First Threshold
  6. Tests, Allies, and Enemies
  7. Approach to the Inmost Cave
  8. The Ordeal
  9. Reward (Seizing the Sword)
  10. The Road Back
  11. Resurrection
  12. Return with the Elixir

#1: The Ordinary World

#2: The Call to Adventure

#3: Refusal of the Call

#4: Meeting the Mentor

#5: Crossing the First Threshold

#6: Tests, Allies, and Enemies

#7: Approach to the Inmost Cave

#8: The Ordeal

#9: Reward (Seizing the Sword)

#10: The Road Back

#11: Resurrection

#12: Return with the Elixir

Writing Your Own Hero’s Journey



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