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For those who missed it, I recently wrote a post about how I need a break to focus on my health and wellbeing. So I'm taking a month-long hiatus throughout May. There will still be some posts appearing on my blog, these will be my guest posts on Wednesdays. All these posts are scheduled so I really am taking a break. All comments after today will be responded to in June when I'm back.

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How to Plan your protagonist’s journey by Lorraine Ambers

Having come down with a stomach bug, I haven’t been able to write today’s blog post.

However, instead I thought I would share this awesome post from my friend and fellow writer, Lorraine Ambers. Check it out

Lorraine Ambers

Throughout everyone’s journey, there are hopes, aspirations, and dreams; and in order for any of those things to come to fruition, certain steps need to be taken to get to the chosen goal. The superficial goal.

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Now here’s the tricky part, the unseen truth behind those desires: What we want, isn’t what we need. That’s because subconsciously, the things we’re hoping to manifest are in fact a band-aid of wishful thinking. The inherent lie we tell ourselves is that when we achieve X, Y or Z somehow we’ll feel better, be whole and be blissfully happy.

But in reality, a better-paid job, a bigger house or faster car will never fill the void we’re trying to escape. This applies to our characters too. Therefore its simply the superficial goal – to figure out what our character needs, we’ll need to delve further and enter the first stage of our

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