The Heroine's Journey: For Writers, Readers, and Fans of Pop Culture
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 how to identify, write, and utilize the heroine's journey to recover from writer's block.
FIX YOUR STORY
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, characters, archetypes, and modern market desires.
CHANGE YOUR PERSPECTIVE
Guaranteed to make you look at plot structure in books, video games, movies, and TV differently for the rest of your life.
Take control of 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.
With over a dozen NYT and USA Today bestsellers and over a million books in print, popular genre author and former archaeologist Gail Carriger brings her cheeky comedic tone and over a decade of making her living as a fiction author to this fascinating look at one of the most popular yet neglected narratives of our time.
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"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!"
Stephanie Burgis, Author of The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart
"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
"Wow! This was incredible. I am in awe of the information, structure, detail, and format. It clearly lays out the bones and framework of a good book, with generous tips and guidance."
Lisa R, Beta Reader
"Carriger's Parasol Protectorate series beautifully blends together alternate history, steampunk and paranormal romance into stories that are witty, engaging and fun."
Kirkus (on Soulless)
"Behind the delightful whimsy and snarky observations, there is a great deal of heart and soul..."
RT Book Reviews (Prudence by Gail Carriger)
"Gail Carriger has the deft storytelling of Jones and the whimsy of Jasper Fforde. It's fun, fresh, witty, exciting, and is full of dastardly doings and an easy absurdity that leaves a smile on your face."
Publishers Weekly Galley Talk (Etiquette & Espionage)