Our fixation on the Hero’s Journey is causing problems. I propose that we look for alternatives.
The alternative I’m looking for isn’t the Fool’s Journey, because in most Hero’s Journey stories the hero starts as a fool.
And I’m not looking for the Anti-Hero’s Journey either because that’s just a Hero’s Journey story flipped around. Every hero needs an anti-hero, and vice versa.
The problem I have with the Hero’s Journey is that the hero is biased to only address…