Table of Contents

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1 Finding Your Story

Explore the universe of the fairy tale, and consider the particular stories that intrigue you.

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2 The Heart of the Story

Go to the scene at the heart of the story that is calling you, and find out how you are connected to it.

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3 Mapping Your Story

Map the terrain of your story. Where does it begin, and where does it take you?

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4 Cast of Characters

Meet the characters who inhabit the magical world of your fairy tale—human and non-human.

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5 Gateway to Adventure

Prepare for the adventure ahead by reflecting on the healing power of fairy tales, and then test your signs of readiness.

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6 The Home State

Start your adventure by going to your protagonist's roots. What is the Home State like, and what is familiar about it?

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7 Changes

Explore the changes in the Home State that get the adventure rolling.

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8 Threshold

Find out what attaches your protagonist to the Home State by looking at the resistance that comes up at the threshold.

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9 Labors of Love

Look at the challenges that your protagonist has to meet in the adventure. They may seem familiar!

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10 Allies

Meet the allies who come along to help your protagonist do impossible tasks.

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11 Transformation

Go to the crisis moment in your story, and see how the transformation happens.

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12 Liberation

Experience the liberation of your protagonist, with all its benefits and implications.

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13 Overthrow

Do a postmortem on the power that is overthrown in your story.

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14 Reconciliation

Move beyond the story lines to consider the questions that are still unanswered, and the stories that want to be told.

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15 Conclusion

Review your adventure, and see how your story has moved you—where you began and where you are now!

 

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