Hero's Journey Template

Hero's Journey Template, within the Milanote app

Map out the journey of your protagonist

The hero's journey is a classic framework for story writing where the protagonist embarks on a transformational journey. You'll recognize it as the path taken by iconic characters like Luke Skywalker or Harry Potter.

This template uses the circular form to help you map out where your character sets off, overcomes adversity, and returns home as the hero. It's an easy way to troubleshoot plot points and ensure you've got the sequence of events just right.

This template is part of our guide on How to plan a novel.

  • Map out plot points
  • Organize visually
  • Collaborate with others
  • Gather feedback
  • Export to PDF
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Collect everything in one place

Milanote is the visual way to collect everything that powers your creative work. Simple text editing & task management helps you organize your thoughts and plans. Upload images, video, files and more.

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Organize visually

Milanote's flexible drag and drop interface lets you arrange things in whatever way makes sense to you. Break out of linear documents and see your research, ideas and plans side-by-side.

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Collaborate with your team

Milanote boards can be a private place to think, or a shared workspace for collaboration—you're in total control of who sees what. Instantly see your team's changes, leave comments, and never miss a thing with smart notifications and alerts.

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Map out your story

Map out the plot points of your story