Friday, May 9, 2014

Weekend Links: The Heroes Journey, The Benefits of Anti-social Behavior, and Ancient Teens

In a previous post, I mentioned that I'm taking Emma Walton Hamilton's middle grade writing class. I'm learning so much. One of my favorite lessons dealt with the plot device called the heroes journey. The video above explains it nicely.

The video below will make you feel so much better if you are even slightly anti-social.

 And finally, if you're planning to write a book for ancient Roman teenagers, the next video is for you. Okay, seriously though, it's a great look into the life of a teen--the differences and similarities over time. The stuff that many good modern novels are made of.

Have a great weekend. I'll have some fun news to post soon, so stay tuned.


  1. Thanks for the laughs and the illuminations. A good send off to the weekend, and very much beyond.

  2. I really liked the animation in the anti-social skills video, and the girl's voice narrating it. She sounded so perky and pleasant. When I hear my voice recorded I sound like a mouse! =)

    1. You never know when a mouse-like voice will come in handy. :).

  3. I particularly liked the anti social skills video. I'm always muttering to myself. Guess I'm doing something right ;)

  4. Very interesting videos today, Johnell. Thanks for sharing.