Word count: 13,308 words
Word count goal: 14,000 words
Mapping the Hero’s Journey: The Mentor
Save The Cat: Act II
#vss very short story
After digging for hours, it dawned on Brandon that even his best friend was lying to him.
Plotting with Tarot
Mentor card: Magician upside-down – the creator dictating from the heavens. Reversed, the Magician can indicate greed, deceit, manipulation and using one’s skill and ability for negative ends. It can reflect trickery and cunning, untrustworthiness and mental confusion. – from biddytarot.com
How the hero sees the mentor at first: Two of Swords upside-down – requires that a decision be made. Reversed, Be sure that you are dealing with the right people and until you are absolutely sure – put off making any decisions. Your balance has been lost – you have been knocked over by the people and problems charging your defenses. The blindfold has been removed so that you can see the truth and communicate. This has been an emotionally shattering experience for you – you will need outside help. -from crystal-reflections.com
Most important lesson the hero will learn from the mentor : The Star – A time of rest and recovery. You are exactly where you should be and doing exactly what you should be doing. You have reached a state of balance.
My interpretation: It doesn’t look like my MC has a good mentor. He probably shouldn’t listen to his advice. The lesson he learns from his manipulative and untrustworthy mentor is that he’s on the right path and doing things right on his own.
Ask Your Character
- Do you have a love of your life?
- When did you first fall in love?
- Can you tell me about your first kiss?
Word Of The Day
petrichor: n. a distinctive scent, usually described as earthy, pleasant, or sweet, produced by rainfall on very dry ground.
8 Action Verbs:
adapted cataloged controlled educated
handled maintained prosecuted showed
Theme: learning and teaching – Who were your mentors? What was the most important lesson they passed on to you?
Today I’m going to attempt an Italian form called Rispetto.
The Mentor and Mentee
She volunteers to educate
Her art from years of practice show
To translate plans as patterns state
Important skills to cook and sew
Combining all the lessons learned
Early habits overturned
To leave mistakes to plague the past
An exponential knowledge vast
Awesome Sentence Challenge
Try sentences with these three different types of Verb phrases:
- Add two or more finite verbs together: verb+conjunction+verb
- Add a finite verb and an adverb: verb+adverb
- Add auxiliary verbs to the main verb: auxiliary verb+main verb
Today’s Simple Task
Raise another question for your MC to answer.
Set your timer for 10 minutes. Your MC receives an unexpected package. What does he do with it? Does he open it? What’s inside? – inspired by Kaori Leosarka (NaNo poster)
Recommended Word Crawl
Today feels like a good day for The Fall Crawl by Azombieatemyshoelace. It made me think of the great fall pairings I wrote about last month in my October pairings posts:
October Pairings (#OctPairs): Wooden Jigsaw Puzzles and Spooky Movies
October Pairings (#OctPairs): Halloween Candy and Books
October Pairings (#OctPairs): Movies & Drinking Games
Time to get a nice hot beverage and introduce my MC to his mentor.
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