Here’s what Campbell did. Beginning around 1930, he broke his day into four four-hour periods, of which in three of the four-hour periods, he would be reading stories from all cultures and times. He studied Sanskrit, French, German, Japanese, Old French, Carl Jung, James Joyce, myths, and rites of passage. But mainly he read, hundreds and hundreds of stories, from ancient to modern. In the 1940’s, when he began to write about his decades of reading, you’d think he’d release “Campbell’s 101 Ways to Write a Story.” But he doesn’t. Instead he discovers the Monomyth. The Single Myth. The Lone Way. The One.