Classic Storytelling Models Are Faltering in the Digital Age
For many thousands of years we have been captivated by it: A young man faces a great need. He hesitates, but powerful forces push him to commit. He finds a mentor, trains a bit, then crosses the threshold into the great unknown. There he must overcome obstacles, solve puzzles, make allies, and asserts his right against a terrible wrong. At conquest, he wins a great boon, then returns home to grant it to his community. He and his people are saved. Hercules, Luke Skywalker, even Walter White have this in common.