Wednesday, June 15, 2016
J is for Journey (Author Eva Gordon's Alphabet)
J is for Journey
As in the classic journey a protagonist takes. Plenty of blogs, classes and books talk about the Hero's Journey narrative. The class I took used Star Wars to discuss the Hero's Journey.
To quote Joseph Campbell: "A hero ventures forth from the world of common day into a region of supernatural wonder: fabulous forces are there encountered and a decisive victory is won: the hero comes back from this mysterious adventure with the power to bestow boons on his fellow man."
(Campbell, Joseph. The Hero with a Thousand Faces. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1949. p.23.)
I'm a pantster( I write by the seat of my pants) not a plotter, yet my story always ends up as the classical Hero's Journey. Without even trying.
Trust me you don't want to be protagonist in my stories, because before you get your happily ever after and save mankind you have one intense journey.
For example, imagine waking up one morning to the zombie apocalypse. All you know is that you need to cross the country of flesh eating zombies to find your brother and niece. This is what happens to Dora in Apocalyptic Moon.
Would you survive? I've got my vehicle but it sure would be nice to have a little help.
Blurb: Dora's journey begins.
Dr. Dora Adler's life has been in disarray since the beginning of the zombie apocalypse, but when she gets bitten by one of the undead, her whole world is turned upside down. Held captive in a secret underground lab, the tall, muscular hunk in the next cell is her only hope for salvation. Unfortunately, he claims to be a werewolf. Yeah, and she's supposedly a witch.
Dirk Gunderson is an alpha Arbor pack werewolf. Captured and collared, he's sold to the zombie lab in hopes his blood serum can create a vaccine. He needs to escape, but not without the hot little brunette witch.
In the midst of enemy werewolves and the hordes of undead, Dirk and Dora's sexual tension ignites a blaze hotter than the desert highway. Along their journey, they battle the inevitable: a werewolf must never take a witch as a mate.
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