This step of the Hero’s Journey occurs right after The Ordeal. The hero is now rewarded for having survived the ordeal. He or she lays claim to the reward and celebrates accordingly.
The reward can take the form of a meal, a marriage, or some other form of celebration. It is important to show the hero taking possession of the reward that he has worked so hard to attain.
As you write this scene, ask yourself the following questions:
1) What reward does my hero take possession of?
2) How does my hero take possession of this reward?
3) What does the reward mean to him?
Next time,, we’ll explore The Road Back, Step 10 of the the 12 Steps of the Hero’s Journey.