The Common Thread: Writing the Archetypal Story with Val Muller
June 5-30, 2017 – $49
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In this one-month class, students will take a look at the archetypal journey with a brief glance into Joseph Campbell’s monomyth as well as Carl Jung’s archetypal personas in order to examine the common elements that run through all human tales and bring us comfort through patterns we recognize, even if subconsciously. Students will then apply these principles to their writing (students can choose fiction and/or nonfiction), with the option of revising current works in progress or creating new pieces. The class will include personalized instructor feedback on their writing.
Val Muller is the author of the Corgi Capers mystery series for kids. She has written dozens of short stories and had numerous submissions published by Chicken Soup for the Soul. Her horror novel, Faulkner’s Apprentice, was just released with Crowded Quarantine Publications, and the first book in her young adult supernatural trilogy, The Man With the Crystal Ankh, is scheduled for publication with World Castle publications. Right out of college, Val wrote travel articles for Lancaster, Berks, and Chester County Business2Business magazines. She then moved to teaching so she could devote her summers to novel writing. She currently teaches high school English and creative writing and offers workshops to everyone from elementary kids to adults. She’s the editor at Freedom Forge Press and maintains a blog, where she posts original flash fiction and book reviews weekly. You can find out more about Val at www.ValMuller.com and www.CorgiCapers.com.