Star Wars – Those Pesky Rebels

I love Star Wars, and it is this saga of films that first got me interested in storytelling. I even use it when I am giving lectures on story development, as it is one of the clearest examples of Joseph Campbell's Hero's Journey, a story formula that shows what unites the features of stories from … Continue reading Star Wars – Those Pesky Rebels

Superhero Origin Story – The Birth of a Hero

I find that the most appealing part of a superhero's story is that concerning the character's origin. Take Superman, for example. Here you have a character who grows up knowing that he is different, that he can do all sorts of strange and cool stuff. However, he feels the need to fit in and so … Continue reading Superhero Origin Story – The Birth of a Hero