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Practical insights for writers from Jessica P Morrell

storyline summary

Written By: Jessica Morrell - Oct• 25•11

Storyline summary:

In the story opening, your protagonist, a person with scars, shortcomings and a deep wound caused by a previous trauma (s) is affected by a troubling change in his life. This change of the status quo forces him to choose a goal or direction which he pursues. But a series of ever-increasing obstacles stand in his way, causing him to doubt himself and for his inner demons to surface. As he struggles to overcome  obstacles, his inner demons make it harder to reach his goals and fight off trouble. But somehow, by perhaps learning a new skill and drawing on his inner resources and strengths, the protagonist manages to face down his inner demons and solve the largest obstacles.  As the story ends, the obstacles are overcome; problems, large and small are solved, and the protagonist has been changed by his successes and by new knowledge, confidence and stature. Thus, his wounds are now not as painful, his scars less noticeable.

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  1. Olivia says:

    This is a helpful summary. The only parts I have trouble with is the bits in between.

    • Auth says:

      Hi Joanna Thank you for the motinen! You’re right, acknowledging fear in some way is basically all it wants. Once we recognize it and keep moving, it has a tendency to diminish rather quickly. Have a wonderful weekend!.-= Betsy Wuebker s last blog .. =-.

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