How to Tell a Story to Save the World

A little advance warning – tomorrow the Writers Rebel website will start serialising a short book I wrote during lockdowns 1, 2 and 3.

It’s called How to Tell a Story to Save the World.

You may have seen a version of it here already, as a lecture I gave to Birkbeck MA and MFA Creative Writing students. But this is the full thing.

It’s my attempt to take apart the Hero’s Journey as a universal model for storytelling. I know there are lots of other writers thinking about this at the moment. (If you know of any, I’ll be glad to hear.)

I’m looking forward to hearing people’s reactions to what I’ve written.