(1) Hero in his/her NORMAL WORLD.
(2) CALL TO ADVENTURE.
(3) Hero in his/her NEW WORLD.
= Stunning simplicity!
"Drama is anticipation mingled with uncertainty." they explained. Brilliant!
= the basic building blocks of effective storytelling.
The greatest stories are all the same in their allegiance to the simplest fundamentals - done correctly. All I had to do is learn to make these ingenious story-telling precepts useable!
I had gathered a handful of foundational ideas about what I needed to know in order to begin to write my children's book adventure series. Now, I had to find out what I didn't know about actually utilizing this knowledge. As I continued down this magical rabbit hole of eye-opening (to me!) information, I began to regularly listen to podcasts by a half-dozen published authors. In my next update, I will "spill the beans" and name names! I hope that you will check back in again soon!