In July, during my revision process, I posted this…
In July, I had to shrug and keep moving forward. Now, as I’m considering the revisions the publisher will want (hopefully, they’ll take it on!), I’m rethinking the storyform.
In my current considerations, I see that she is TRULY a Do-er who becomes a Be-er because of the IC. Here’s what I read today that helped.
Some Main Characters prefer to solve problems externally first, while others prefer to change themselves internally first. Main Characters can and do both, but they will always defer to one over the other as they work through a narrative. The Main Character Approach sees the primary character within a narrative falling into one of two places: either a Do-er or a Be-er . (Narrative First)
In light of this, and the chiropractic adjustment I gave to my storyform, I can finally see that she goes from Doing her solution-attempts to Being a solution, changing internally. It’s very subtle. Even hidden to the Author’s conscious.
I just hope the subtlety will come across as profound to the publishers; I suppose publishers are often “Heroes-Journey” bound and need to see a bigger/louder switcheroo.
This isn’t a question, just a help source for people later on.
I think it would be good if discuss.dramatica had a topic/category of “Read this, it is meaty,” which we could nominate certain posts to for. @jhull ?