Friday, July 26, 2013

On Story: Matching the Hero with the Right Risks

On Story: Matching the Hero with the Right Risks,

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An excerpt in a series of entries on compelling plot, Josh Golding reminds the writer of what should be the burning question driving Act III, is the hero resolved enough to deal with the final conflict of his journey (which is?). 

Whether the investigation begins on the premise of the climax or the original depths from which the hero should rise, it's one that should happen consciously, draft after draft, where each choice is written down to be truly meaningful. 

That might seem daunting until one steps back and determines if the risk is high enough. If we're lucky, that risk will properly enforce its own adequate setup through the revision. Further that risk will be matched by a lesson or moment important enough to create the arc that validates the journey.  Make it matter.

Let's get what we came for,
C.M. Sanchez III

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