The Ultimate Story Framework for #NaNoWriMo

Chad Grills
Nov 2, 2017 · 18 min read
Joseph Campbell
HPATPS book cover and the HPATSS Poster

With great power comes great responsibility. Use it wisely.

Instead of random scribbling on note cards, Evernote, in your phone, or in scattered files on your computer, pick ONE central place. Copy, paste, or write down one of the hero’s journey frameworks below, and then write your story into that framework.


Part I Departure

1. The Call to Adventure

Princess Leia asking for Obi-Wan’s help

2. Refusal of the Call

Luke doesn’t want to learn the ways of the force yet.

3. Supernatural Aid

In episode IV, Obi-Wan trains Luke, and in episode V, it is Yoda that serves as Luke’s guide.

4. Crossing the First Threshold

RAWRGWAWGGR. Luke makes some new friends and sets off into the unknown.

5. Belly of the Whale

They finally make it to Alderaan and find it destroyed.

Part II Initiation

6. The Road of Trials

They face many monsters on the ice planet.

7. The Meeting with the Goddess

Han Solo and Princess Leia fall in love.

8. Woman as Temptress

The Dark Side is tempting to join.

9. Atonement with the Father

Darth Vader is Luke’s father.

10. Apotheosis

Luke realizes he’d rather die than join The Dark Side.

11. The Ultimate Boon

They destroy the Death Star.

Part III Return

12. Refusal of the Return

Luke chooses to stay with the Rebels.

13 The Magic Flight

Luke flies away in his X-Wing.

14 Rescue from Without

Princess Leia unfreezes Han Solo.

15 The Crossing of the Return Threshold

Darth Vader finally acts as Luke’s father by defeating the Emperor.

16. Master of Two Worlds

Luke becomes a Jedi Knight.

17. Freedom to Live

Luke returns becomes one with the force and later teaches others.

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A network of business & tech podcasts designed to accelerate learning. Selected as “Best of 2018” by Apple. Mission.org