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The Heroic Journey, Part 18: Plot Stage Three

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Stage two of plotting for the Heroic Journey: Making Progresss

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The Heroic Journey, Part 17: The First Reversal

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At about the 20 percent point of the story, corresponding to the end of Act I in the three-act drama structure, there’s the First Reversal. Something happens to transform the Hero’s new situation into a new desire and a change of plans. This will set the Hero’s external motivation for the rest of the novel, and the action is underway.

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The Heroic Journey 16: Stage Two

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The Hero enters the Mythological Woods by crossing the Threshold. He journeys through strange yet deeply familiar forces, learning new rules and being tested, overcoming obstacles and conflicts.

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The Heroic Journey 15: The Shape of Your Hero

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  My trip to the U.K. has posed more difficulties than I expected in keeping up with the blog. My …

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