Shawna Lynn Cox
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Your Story – The Hero’s Secret

The Hero’s Secret is your life. He has so much to draw from, but now we just need to simplify and get specific as to what 3-4 things from each wall, will the Hero use or take on his next journey, Your Story. this of it like he has to pack for the journey, and […]

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Your Story – The Hero’s World

So, let’s make your Hero’s world. This is what we call the ‘Regular World’ – the current state of affairs for our Hero BEFORE he sets out on his journey. This is where our story begins – life as it is – dreams as they are, just that, dreams of something outside this everyday, regular […]

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Your Story – The Hero’s 4 Walls

I like to build ‘walls’ for my characters, and the most basic is a simple, 4 walled room, something to ‘contain’ my character in. Where he lives, breathes and is at home in, where all his secrets are safe and he can explore and express without judgement. This room, also gives a context of the […]

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Your Story – The Hero’s 1 Room

What we will do is ask what makes a good hero, a good character? A room of his own. The Hero’s fortress of solitude. A hero doesn’t stand on his own – he needs a good story  – which needs good dramatic conflict. But a hero doesn’t just come out of nowhere – he comes […]

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Your Story – In 3 Words in 10 Seconds

For your first step we just need 3 words, so get ready to fill in the blanks – remember, top of the head, first instincts, access your inner 5 year old so any 5 year old can understand! The HERO (your name here) : _______ What ACTION the Hero does to get what he wants […]

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Your Story – The 3 Acts in 5 Minutes

So, again, working with the mash-up framework (yes, it’s brief and butchery but for the sake of brevity and to get you rolling on your way without much adieu): Act 1 – Beginning; Intro to Heroes Regular World. Question : Who, Why? Act 2  – Middle; Hero chases desire into Unknown World and faces challenges. […]

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Your Story – The 3 Acts in 15 Seconds

Ok this is a mash-up, it’s brief and butchery but for the sake of brevity and to get you rolling on your way without much adieu, here we go: Act 1 – Beginning; Intro to Heroes Regular World. Question : Who, Why? Act 2  – Middle; Hero chases desire into Unknown World and faces challenges. […]