Since my novel is written along these lines – with a twist here and there – I always enjoy Debbie’s posts on mythic structure.
This is Part 4 of my series on monomyth, or the hero’s journey.
1. Crossing the first threshold is the transition from Act 1 to Act 2 of your story.
Up to this point, your hero is still connected to her ordinary world. In many models of mythic structure, the first part of the story is referred to as “separation,” the second “initiation” and the third “return.” Crossing the threshold is the final separation from everything that is familiar to the hero and begins her initiation into a new world–the world of the adventure.
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