Blog Posts - The Writer's Journey



The Writer’s Journey – Baby Steps

The Writer’s Journey by Christopher Vogler is a terrific craft book for writers on characters and plot. My own Writer’s Journey is made up of more mundane baby steps. I am presently in revision mode. It’s not that I’ve finishe...

Playing Famous Author

Despite a few minor downturns, for the most part, my life lately has been truly a gift. I am having an incredible time housesitting — I have the opportunity to try on other people’s lives for a few days, which is an awesome adventure. And las...
by Bertram's Blog on Jun 21, 2015

The Hero’s Journey in DAUGHTER AM I ~~ by Pat Bertram

I fell in love with the concept of the mythic quest when I read Christopher Vogler’s book The Writer’s Journey, so much so that I knew I had to write my own quest story. I’m not one for fantasy, either … Continue reading →...
by Second Wind Publishing on Mar 16, 2013

Daughter Am I and The Hero’s Journey

I fell in love with the concept of the mythic quest when I read Christopher Vogler’s book The Writer’s Journey, so much so that I knew I had to write my own quest story. I’m not one for fantasy, either in real life or genre fiction, so...
by Bertram's Blog on Feb 21, 2013

The Pattern of a Story

Recently, I gave some advice to an author whose manuscript I am editing. I thought other writers might find it helpful, so I’m posting the message here (modified slightly to change references to his story). The hero’s journey, or monomyth...


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