By the way, I thought it was going to be far more difficult. Thanks, it was easy as pie
Here is the file… and I included the Wiki explanation. I made each one of the steps a folder… in which you can introduce your chapters. This is what Lucas used for Star Wars and is a classic for many pieces out there… now to upload… let me see The Hero’s Journey.scrtpl (285 KB)
What amazed me is that it took literally ten minutes to get the template
I use it extensively when I plot novels… and I know some software publishers have it already out as a template
I was pleasantly surprised how easy it was to create a template. Today or tomorrow I will create a tempate for the gaming e-zine I put out every six months. I can just do this with the features it has. And just pound away at them. So the final layout is not exacty it, so what? Exporting to my layout program and finishing it will be easy. Will also do a layout for the “toys” books and for some other RPG material… they are mission specific, but may as well put them up and share them, they may help a new RPG publisher out there. The hardest part is truly comming out with how the heck you organize this?
Keith, you created one hell of a program! and to the rest of you, thanks… will see about combining both templates and calling them something else… today when I take a break from editing the novella… will take a crack at that.
I was referring to a two part template that I had posted (among others) in the Templates folder. It was a Master Fiction Template. It represented many hundreds of hours of work over many years as a professional writer all condensed into a Scrivener Template. I took down all of the templates I had contributed, including this one when the application went fully commercial.
My prerogative. I don’t want all my work floating freely around the internet for no return. The templates served their purpose during beta development. Keith’s main idea, i think, was that you, as a Scrivener owner, could make your own templates. I wanted to demonstrate how useful and versatile templates could be - and how easy it was to construct them. Job done.
You have lost nothing. They were meant for a very few beta developers while Keith was building Scrivener.
I will repeat. I do not want my work out on the internet for free. I invested a lifetime putting it together. It is a professional and teaching compilation of resources. It is not for general release.
The reference that nadinbrzezinski was making was to this material. It included a fully developed template (among others) of what nadinbrzezinski calls the Hero’s Journey - based on the references to Joseph Campbell’s original source material.
nadinbrzezinski has produced a brief outline version of the original source and the actual template included in the Master Fiction Template i had originally posted. nadinbrzezinski’s template is entirely adequate. You can easily flesh it out to suit your own needs. Just double check it - the first iteration nadinbrzezinski did missed a couple of critical chapters set out in Joseph Campbells original work. nadinbrzezinski may have now corrected that. I’m not sure.
work, go watch In the Name of the King: A Dragon Siege Tale… I am sure some of you will have the same reaction I did… I could almost tell what was coming based on Campbell’s work. But it is so well done, that most viewers will truly and completely miss that this is “following a formula.”
Why this is an extremely good example of the Path of the Hero…
What is more, if you are a fan of DnD like movies, this is a good dungeon crawl, and unlike the DnD movie, I could not tell when the hero leveled.