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What is a hero's journey

Where does the hero travel in storytelling?
Author of the article: Tatiana Zhakova
Journalist, linguist, teacher of storytelling with 10 years of experience
In 2015 she created and promoted her project about Nizhny Novgorod,, after which she created a course called "Storytelling: How to Tell Your Story" based on it. Over 4,000 students have taken the course.

A linguist by education, she quickly masters new areas. Now she is actively studying screenwriting and storytelling in movies/serials, and writes about it in her project's blog.
The hero's journey or the hero's journey is one of the very popular concepts in storytelling. The best interpretations of it I have encountered are in the books "Storytelling" by Robert Mackie and "The Dramaturgy of Design" by Ellen Lipton.
This is a circle on which is marked all the difficulties that the hero encounters in solving his problem.

That is, our hero is living a quiet life, and suddenly some circumstance comes along that knocks him out of balance and makes his life impossible. From that moment on, our hero will try by all means to find a way to return to his comfortable existence.
And so he sets out on a journey where the metaphorical Scylla and Charybdis await him-a host of difficulties that he encounters until he overcomes the final problem at the climax and returns to his former life, but on a qualitatively different level.

Most movies, TV shows and books are based on this scheme, and you can use it in your social networking stories, too. Especially when you talk about how you once solved this or that problem.