The Heroine’s Journey of Jc Staignier

What is the best thing that I love about my work

Share my dreams with my readers.

What is my idea of perfect happiness

A family united against all odds.

What is my greatest fear

The fear of not being loved.

What is the trait that I most deplore in myself

A great emotional fragility.

Which living persons in my profession do i most admire? 

Rosea romance writer who shares my humour and dreams of 

a world of solidarity in literature.

What is my greatest extravagance?

I’m so maniacala glass misplaced in a closet keeps me up at night.

On what occasion would I lie?

I rarely lie,but telling the truth brings a lot of problemsI would lie to       

protect my child if I had to.

What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work

The competition that prevails between the authors.

When and where was I the happiest, in my work

When I imagineI am happyWhen I write what I imagineI am happy.

If I could, what would I change about myself

At my agewe don’t want to change anything anymoreJust be proud                 

of who yoare.

What is my greatest achievement in work

My historical saga : Le Destin des cœurs perdus

Where would I most like to live? 

By the seain a quiet and secluded place.

What is my most treasured possession?

My family.

What is my most marked characteristic?

LaughI often laugh so I never cry.

What is my most inspirational location, in my city? 

My home, my shelter, my security

What is my favourite place to eat and drink, in my city?

A pizzeria where you can eat delicious pizzas over a wood fire.

What books influenced my life and how?

Barbara Cartland’s novelsWhen I was very youngI wanted to write 

while discovering  his world

My novels have changed my lifeI have regained hope through the 

writing of this saga.

Who are my favorite writers?

I don’t have any favorite writersI love any author who succeeds in 

getting me into his  world.

You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day?

Who is my hero or heroine in fiction?

My real heroine is Mother Teresa who has dedicated her life to others

That’s a heroine!

Who are my heroes and heroines in real life?

All those human beings who do not suffer from the disease of the 


Which movie would i recommend to see once in a lifetime

Schindler’s list to never forget.

What role plays art in my life and work?

Art is a way of living beyond your death.

Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime? 

My companion.

Whom would I like to work with in 2019? 

I continue to pursue my saga with Something else edition.

What project, in 2019, am I looking forward to work on? 

The 3rd volume of my saga will be published in December 2019. 
In November 2019, I signed with another publishing house for four-handed book with a friend.

Where can you see me or my work in 2019?

Ma page auteur :

Mon blog :


What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me? 

True passion is eternal.

Which creative heroines should Peter invite to tell their story?

Romane RoseMysteriousgenerous and funThe perfect woman for an 

interview with  Peter.

How can you contact me?


Here follows a message of Peter de Kuster, founder of the Heroine’s Journey 


The Heroine’s Journey is a private tour in story rich venues of world cities with Peter de Kuster, to rewrite the story you tell yourself about yourself and your creative work and in the process transform your life and business.

What is your Story?

“Your story is your life,” says Peter. As human beings, we continually tell ourselves stories — of success or failure; of power or victimhood; stories that endure for an hour, or a day, or an entire lifetime. We have stories about ourselves, our creative business, our customers ; about what we want and what we’re capable of achieving. Yet, while our stories profoundly affect how others see us and we see ourselves, too few of us even recognize that we’re telling stories, or what they are, or that we can change them — and, in turn, transform our very destinies.

Telling ourselves stories provides structure and direction as we navigate life’s challenges and opportunities, and helps us interpret our goals and skills. Stories make sense of chaos; they organize our many divergent experiences into a coherent thread; they shape our entire reality. And far too many of our stories, says Peter, are dysfunctional, in need of serious editing. First, he asks you to answer the question, “In which areas of my life is it clear that I cannot achieve my goals with the story I’ve got?” He then shows you how to create new, reality-based stories that inspire you to action, and take you where you want to go both in your work and personal life.

Our capacity to tell stories is one of our profoundest gifts. Peter’s approach to creating deeply engaging stories will give you the tools to wield the power of storytelling and forever change your business and personal life.

What Can I Expect?

Here’s an outline of The Heroine’s Journey.

Journey Outline


  • The Power of your Story
  • Are you even trying to tell a Story?
  • Old Stories  (stories about you, your art, your clients, your money, your self promotion, your happiness, your health)
  • Tell your current Story
  • Is this Really Your Story?


  • The Premise of your Story. The Purpose of your Life and Art
  • The words on your tombstone
  • You ultimate mission, out loud
  • The Seven Great Plots
  • The Twelve Archetypal Heroes
  • The One Great Story
  • Purpose is Never Forgettable
  • Questioning the Premise
  • Lining up
  • Flawed Alignment, Tragic Ending
  • The Three Rules in Storytelling
  • Write Your New Story


  • Turning your story into action
  • Story Ritualizing
  • The Storyteller and the art of story
  • The Power of Your Story
  • Storyboarding your creative process
  • They Created and Lived Happily Ever After.

About Peter de Kuster

Peter de Kuster is the founder of The Heroine’s Journey & Hero’s Journey project,  a storytelling firm which helps creative professionals to create careers and lives based on whatever story is most integral to their lifes and careers (values, traits, skills and experiences). Peter’s approach combines in-depth storytelling and marketing expertise, and for over 20 years clients have found it effective with a wide range of creative business issues.


Peter is writer of the series The Heroine’s Journey and Hero’s Journey books, he has an MBA in Marketing,  MBA in Financial Economics and graduated at university in Sociology and Communication Sciences.

Become a great Storyteller

That’s why I set up The Heroine’s Journey in the great cities of the world.  A new way to use the power of your story.  To guide you to life-changing, eye-opening movies, art, literature that truly have the power to enchant, enrich and inspire.

In this journey with Peter de Kuster you’ll explore your relationship with stories so far and your unique story identity will be sketched. You will be guided to movies, art, literature, myths that can put their finger on what you want to rewrite in your story, the feelings that you may often have had but perhaps never understood so clearly before; movies that open new perspectives and re-enchant the world for you.

You will be asked to complete a questionnaire in advance of your session and you’ll be given an instant story advice and movies to see to take away. Your full story advice and movies to see list will follow within a couple of days.

Book your private story coaching tour

You can choose from three options:

  1. The Heroine’s Journey Short and Powerful.   This is a 8 hours – private story coaching,  one day, one – on – one with Peter de Kuster. The price is Euro 2500 excluding VAT including lunch and drinks. You can bring a maximum of three (business) partners to the private tour if you choose to.
  2. The Heroine’s Journey Intensive.  This is a 16 hours – private story coaching,  two days one – on – one with Peter de Kuster. The price is 5000 excluding VAT including lunch and drinks. You can bring a maximum of three (business) partners to the private tour if you choose to.
  3. The Heroine’s Journey Impact.  This is a 24 hours – private story coaching,  three days one – on – one with Peter de Kuster.  The price is 7500 excluding VAT including lunch and drinks. You can bring a maximum of three (business) partners to the private tour if you choose to.

Please note the private tours Short and Powerful can take place in Amsterdam, Antwerp, Berlin, Barcelona, Bruxelles, Florence, London, Malaga, Madrid, Milan, München, Paris, Rome, Rotterdam, Sevilla and Venice at the moment.

The private tours Intensive and the private tours Impact are offered in Amsterdam, Antwerp, Berlin, Barcelona, Bruxelles, Copenhagen, Florence, London, Los Angeles, Malaga, Madrid, Melbourne, Milan, München, New York, Oslo, Paris, Rome, Rotterdam, Sevilla, SydneyVenice and Vienna.

You can book Peter by mailing him at 

Booking Information

  • Once you have purchased a private tour you will be given information to get in touch and arrange a date and time for your private tour.
  • Private tours will take place at any given day of the week.  The private tour will take place in a story rich city.
  • Please note that once your appointment time and date have been confirmed, we have a forty-eight hour cancellation policy. Any cancellations less than 48 hours prior to an appointment, or any no-shows will be charged. Any requests to reschedule less than 48 hours prior to an appointment, cannot be guaranteed and the original appointment will be charged for other than in exceptional circumstances.

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