The Transformation of the Hero

In the hero’s story, the hero discovers she has a problem. She attempts action and, though she gives it all she has, she is beaten by the problem. She gains a deeper understanding of the problem, then tries again, exhausting all possibilities she knows. All that is left is what she doesn’t know. Finally, some event occurs or some person says something that awakens the hero to the possibility that there is another way to think, another way to be, which triggers a shift in the hero and enables her to confront the problem directly. So transformation is not only the re-creation of the hero as the owner of the situation, it is self-empowerment as well.

Now if I can just figure out how to be transformed into an author who can solve the problem of how to sell a ton of books!

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