Date and Time Details: Begins at 3 p.m. on Thursday, July 6 with an optional tour of Highlights for Children and Boyds Mills Press; ends on Sunday, July 9, with lunch.

  • $995.00 – Program Price

The Hero’s Journey 2017

With Jillian Sullivan

July 6 - 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.

Faculty Blog Posts:
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.”

About the Leader

Jillian Sullivan

Jillian Sullivan

Jillian Sullivan has written young adult novels, collections of short stories, picture books, a book on mythology, a book on writing, and a collection of poetry titled parallel, which was recently released. Her awards include the Highlights Fiction Award and New Zealand’s Kathleen Grattan Prize for poetry. She is currently writing a memoir based on […]

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