13 Week Rewrite: Week Nine – Suffering

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This week, you’ll rewrite up to the point where your protagonist suffers. Certainly your hero struggles in a variety of ways throughout the story, but what makes this moment of suffering unique is that her suffering is due to an awakening sense of the underlying plight. She begins to see that what she set out to accomplish is far more difficult than she had imagined.

There’s a difference between struggling and suffering. You struggle when you’re faced with a difficult task. But you suffer when you sense that your goal may be impossible, but you’re not yet ready to surrender the meaning you’ve attached to your goal.

The moment of suffering arises from the choice that your protagonist made at the midpoint. Now that she’s walked through temptation and become fully committed, she begins to understand the impossibility of achieving her goal. It’s not simply that she’ll lose the fight…

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