And so, I've made some new buttons that y'all can add to your own blogs if you so desire. Things will kick off on Sunday, September 18, and wrap up on Saturday.
I'm looking forward to sharing all the Tolkien love!
1. The hero enters a social group.So, I don't know -- some of you might read that and go, "Okay, that's nice -- who cares?" But to me, this was giant lightbulbs going off, flashing lights, sirens, choirs singing the "Hallelujah Chorus," and so on. Because this kind of story breakdown, and all the great explorations Wright goes into in his book, are exactly what my writing brain needs. I look at this and go, "Oh my goodness! Now I can see what my stories have, what they're missing, what beats I've got in the wrong spot, and on and on and on!" That's what I liked best about this book, how it let me sort of tip movies I know soooo well on their side and peek inside them to see what makes them work.
2. The hero is unknown to the society.
3. The hero is revealed to have an exceptional ability.
4. The society recognizes a difference between themselves and the hero; the hero is given a special status.
5. The society does not completely accept the hero.
6. There is a conflict of interests between the villains and the society.
7. The villains are stronger than the society; the society is weak.
8. There is a strong friendship or respect between the hero and a villain.
9. The villains threaten the society.
10. The hero avoids involvement in the conflict.
11. The villains endanger a friend of the hero.
12. The hero fights the villains.
13. The hero defeats the villains.
14. The society is safe.
15. The society accepts the hero.
16. The hero loses or gives up his special status.