Category Archives: Forbidden Signs

Turning Point #1: An Opportunity for Shrek…and a few others

A Turning Point is where our hero is presented with an opportunity, which will create a new, visible desire, and will start the character on their journey.  If you refer to The Six Stage Plot Structure, our heroes are destined … Continue reading

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We now interrupt your regularly scheduled programing of The Hero’s Journey for this important announcement.  My current manuscript, Forbidden Signs, has been selected as a Finalist in the Young Adult Category for The Maggie Award of Excellence!  For those of … Continue reading

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Stage I: The Everyday Life of Peter Parker

Now that we have looked at the difference between a character’s Identity vs. Essence, it’s time to look at Stage I of The Six Stage Plot Structure.  Stage I mainly encompasses our setup to the everyday life of our hero … Continue reading

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