Category Archives: Writing

The Hero’s Journey: Should Writers Read Joseph Campbell?

If you have any interest in writing or narrative theory, you have probably come across the hero’s journey. The hero’s journey was first identified and described by Joseph Campbell, a writer, lecturer and professor of mythology, in his most famous book, The Hero with a Thousand Faces. After decades of reading and studying the myths… Continue Reading

Hitchcock’s Suspense and Surprise

In a famous interview with film critic and director Francois Truffaut, Alfred Hitchcock described the difference between suspense and surprise: “We are now having a very innocent little chat. Let us suppose that there is a bomb underneath this table between us. Nothing happens, and then all of a sudden, “Boom!” There is an explosion. The… Continue Reading

About Sinéad Donohoe

A writer from London, Ontario. These are her adventures in writing, movie loving, and general mayhem.