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THE HERO'S JOURNEY

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Return with Elixir

Ebony moves into a shared tent in the BH camp. No longer lives or works alone.

12

Resurrection

Hunter has been caught by authorities and is in line for hanging. Ebony rescues him and they escape back to the BH camp.

The Road Back

Ebony's relative has been found by Hunter's enemies. Ebony can't find them alone but can't find Hunter.

10

ORDINARY WORLD

SPECIAL WORLD

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4

5

Ordinary World

Ebony lives and works alone - as a highway woman

Refusal of the call

Hunter invites her to join Bounty Hunters (BHs). She declines.

Call to Adventure

Camp intruder

Crossing the Threshold

Spends time in town to feel less lonely.

Meeting the Mentor

Hunter leaves. She misses his company.

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Tests, Allies, Enemies

- Intercepts a BH mission and, as a result, they fail to work as a team.

- Spying on Hunter's movements in town

- Lets Hunter think she hs joined BHs to gain his trust.

9

Reward

Discovers Hunter's secret -

the girl he was hiding in town is his distant relative - Ebony's relative too, then.

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Approach

Ebony sees Hunter hiding a young girl and does her best to find out who she is

Ordeal, Death, Rebirth

- When in town, she overhears a conversation and discovers Hunter is her uncle.

- Confronts Hunter. They aregue.

- Ebony goes back to her camp but finds herself feeling lonely.

- Mid 40s.

- Coach driver.

- Ebony and Tusting work together sometimes when Ebony loots carts as a highwaywoman.

Michael Hauge’s ‘Six Stage Plot Structure’

PROTAGONIST

ANTAGONIST

Ebony Wick

- 16 years old.

- Highwaywoman.

- Lives and works alone.

Hunter Sparrow

- Mid 30s.

- A Bounty Hunter gang leader.

- Untrustworthy and full of secrets.

- Secretely Ebony's uncle.

FRIEND > ENEMY

ENEMY > FRIEND (MENTOR)

Samuel Sanker

Tusting Hicks

- Late 20s.

- Bounty Hunter.

- Warmly welcomes Ebony into the group.

- Ends up selling her out to rival gang by telling them where her camp is.

- As a result, Ebony is captured by rival gang.

Full Identity

Glimpses Essence

Lone wolf

Essence = working as a team:  Bounty Hunters.

Moves Towards Essence

Full Essence/Growing Fear

Working within a team - but struggling

Wants to join team but it's too dangerous and she distrusts Hunter.

Living Essence

Destiny

Supports Bounty Hunters. Decides to officially join.

Becomes a full Bounty Hunter.

Act 2

Act 1

Act 3

New Situation

Progress

Complications/High Stakes

Final Push

Spies on Bounty Hunters. Overhears conversation.

See Hunter in town being secretive.

Becomes a team member.

Bounty Hunter Mission.

Still lives alone.

Set Up

Aftermath

Highwaywoman.

Lives alone.

Hunter rescues her. Worried for her safety, he locks her in a safe house and won't tell her why she is in danger.

Ebony escapes the safe house and goes back to her camp to put herself in danger and make Hunter reveal the truth.

Bounty Hunters are now at war with rival gang but they welcome Ebony back.

Ebony leaves her camp to officially join the Bounty Hunters.

Captured by rival gang again. Refuses to give away Bounty Hunter secrets.

Discovers Hunter is her Uncle. Wants to learn more about her family (she thought they were all dead).

Opportunity

Camp intruder

No Return

Captured by rival gang

Climax

Hunter attacks rival's camp to rescue Ebony.

Change of Plans

Joins Bounty Hunters

Major Setback

Alone again. Tries to forget Bounty Hunters.

Andrew Melrose's 'Pyramid Plot Structure'

8. Aha!

Ebony finds out that Hunter is her uncle. She is his only living relative.

Change. Aha!

3. Sub-Plot

Ebony spies on the Bounty Hunters. Overhears a conversation. Sees Hunter in town being all secretive.

Premise

5. Sub-Plot

(Still living alone) Ebony is captured by a rival gang. Hunter saves her but won't tell her why.

Crisis. Change.

7. Sub-Plot

Ebony is captured by rival gang again. Threatens Hunter with Ebony's life if he/she doesn't give them Bounty Hunter secrets.

Change. Crisis.

1. Main Plot

Ebony is a highwaywoman.

She sells her loot in town.

Theme, Setting, Character

2. Main Plot

Ebony meets Hunter who invites her to join the Bounty Hunters.

Character, Premise

4. Main Plot

Ebony decides to join the Bounty Hunters to find out more about Hunter.

She goes on a Bounty Hunter mission - she is not very good at working in a team.

Conflict

6. Main Plot

Hunter locks Ebony in a safe house but won't say why she is in danger.

Ebony escapes back to her old life.

Conflict

9. Outcome

Hunter attacks rival camp and rescues Ebony, waging war on rivals. Ebony officially joins Bounty Hunters to find out more about her family.

Aahhh.