Mythology · Writing

The Heroine’s Journey: Approach the Inmost Cave

Our heroine is now enmeshed in a strange new world with different rules she doesn’t understand. She must prepare for the descent into darkness to face the ultimate test. In the heroine’s journey this stage often involves a confrontation with the dark masculine, like Bluebeard, or the powerless father. The heroine realises the father cannot… Continue reading The Heroine’s Journey: Approach the Inmost Cave

Mythology · Writing

The Heroine’s Journey: Tests, Allies, Enemies

Our heroine has Crossed the First Threshold and entered the Special World of the story where she will be tested before confronting the ordeal to come. This part of the story brings out the heroine’s potential for change. In the heroine’s journey this stage may be marked by a rape trauma of some kind. She… Continue reading The Heroine’s Journey: Tests, Allies, Enemies