Writing the Hero

Published December 28, 2015 by RowanMeir Films

“He must put aside his pride, his virtue, beauty and life and bow or submit to the absolutely intolerable.”

Joseph Campbell, The Hero With a Thousand Faces

Perhaps it is because I grew up relishing in the fairytales of knights, warriors, wizards, gods and demigods, that I live for the triumph of the hero, the anti-hero, and the villain-turned-good. It is a tale I never tire from, for the road for the worthy is often laid out with horrors and beauty, trials and tribulation, a hint of mystery, a breath of discovery, and yes, even a little bit of love rolled into the mix of the powerful and the strong on the road to what they ultimately can and do become.

Whether the hero is quick-witted or dimwitted, suave or brash, the story lies in the web of adventure that drives me to turn page after page, yearning for my time where I can lose myself in the journey of passion, memory and loss. And as I sit here writing the continued tale of my Legacy, I continue to ponder the elements that make up the hero that I am imagining…and, more importantly, is there only one?

Only time will tell as I edit and re-edit my raven, my prince, and my queen. What will drive them to madness or onto the road of peace? What will haunt them into the cloak of sorrow or stir up their will to rise from the grave and claim their desire to shout over the darkness and shine a new light? What will surround them on their way—the shadow that beckons for them to remain unchanged and unmoved, or the fire that ignites their hearts to change the unchangeable?

Written by: #CorinaMarie

(Corina Marie is an actress, producer and screenwriter.)

Nobility: Book II in The Legacy Trilogy. Coming soon…

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“Fairy tales do not tell children that dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children the dragons can be beaten.”

– G.K. Chesteron

#Fantasy #Fiction #Legacy #G.K.Chesterton #HeroWithAThousandFaces #JosephCampbell


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