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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2012 UNPUBLISHED MAGGIE AWARD OF EXCELLENCE FINALIST!!!

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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