Backyard Fiction a.k.a. the Great American Myth of Suburbia

Backyard Fiction a.k.a. the Great American Myth of Suburbia Suburbia is as much a fictional creation as it is a very real geographic place. The idea or myth of suburbia is just as real as the municipalities, shopping centers, living rooms, and schools that represent that idea. My reading of suburbia is framed by the … More Backyard Fiction a.k.a. the Great American Myth of Suburbia

The Hero’s journey

  The Hero’s journey The Hero’s Journey is an archetypal story pattern, common in ancient myths as well as modern day adventures. This concept was described by mythologist Joseph Campbell in his book The Hero with a Thousand Faces and refined by Christopher Vogler in his book The Writer’s Journey. It can be boiled down … More The Hero’s journey