The Hero’s Journey: Writing the Quest Narrative [Nicholas O’Connell]
All Levels | A quest narrative is one of the oldest and surest ways of telling a story. The Odyssey is essentially a quest narrative, with Odysseus’s journey back to his wife and son serving as the basis for the quest. Since then there have been thousands of quest narratives written, including King Arthur and the Knights of the Roundtable, detective stories, Moby Dick, and many others. The course will include a brief lecture, discussion of a quest narrative, and a writing exercise.