Which is correct? Backyard, back yard, or back-yard?
The idea for this stage is “higher stakes, greater complications.” After the Point of No Return at the midpoint of the novel the goal becomes both more difficult and more important to accomplish. The Hero has a harder time accomplishing his goal but is more committed than ever to achieving it.
Stage two of plotting for the Heroic Journey: Making Progresss
Have you ever tried to write an original short story? They are fun, but can be quite a challenge even for motivated and creative writers. Crafting a good short story is difficult, so follow the guidelines below carefully.
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.