Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Resource: Seven Steps to the Perfect Story

For some of the elements from the graphic typed out as text, see below. Click on the image to see a full-size version:




1 Understand Your Story
Beginning - Middle - End
Problem - Resolution - Solution

Ordinary Life - Call to Adventure - Conflict - 
--- Transformation --- 
- Growth - Closure - Life Resumes

2 Choose Your Plot

Rows
The Call
The Challenge
Conflict
Growth
Solution

Columns
Overcoming the Monster
Rags to Riches
The Quest
Voyage and Return
Comedy
Tragedy
Rebirth

3 Choose Your Hero
Willing Hero
Unwilling Hero
Cynical Anti-Hero
Tragic Anti-Hero
Group-Oriented Hero
Loner Hero
Catalyst Hero

4 Choose Your Characters
The Shaman
The Herald
The Threshold Guardian
The Shapeshifter
The Trickster
The Fool
The Shadow
The Anima/Animus
The Divine Couple
The Child

5 Observe the Rule of Three

6 Choose Your Media

7 The Golden Rule
Don't give the audience 4; give them 2 plus 2.

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