Tapping Into the Power of Myths
Dive Into Writing Series
Too many storytellers ignore the power of myths, considering them archaic and no longer relevant for today’s readers. But if you ignore myths you ignore a gold mine of compelling story ideas. Ideas that will elevate your story into a truly compelling read.
Myths still resonate today as they resonated with our ancestors. Use them to add the power and depth missing from your stories.
What we’ll examine:
- What is myth and why does it matter
- Difference between Myth and Fairy Tales
- The 4 functions of Myth
- Understanding the Hero’s Myth
- Relationship between Myth and Ritual
Myths meet our need to find significance, to understand the mysterious. To find out who and what we are. they conduct us across difficult thresholds of transformation that demand a change in the patterns not only of conscious but also of our deepest beliefs. Myths can drive the actions of your characters and connect them to the the most profound motivations.
Hi! I'm Mary Buckham, owner and instructor here at Mary Buckham On Writing. I'm a USA Today Bestselling author who has been fortunate enough over the last ten years to work with thousands of aspiring and published authors, writing in every genre possible, to hone their writing craft skills. And that's what I want to share with you! Learn more about me. Are you ready to take YOUR writing to the next level? Let's get started.