Refined Monomyth Ideation #3 – Luke: Prota, This Time It Gets Personal

After Luke and James each wrote three story treatments for what would become Charlotte’s Journey, James suggested that they should each take the best parts of that initial round of idea development and write three more story treatments.

Here’s my third attempt. Reading it again now, I can only say it’s not my favourite (and, frankly—not that personal). Like I said, I struggled with variations on a single idea; make it the same but different (but not too the same, and definitely not too different). Most of the details in this treatment were destined for the cutting room floor, though I still like the idea of Prota’s dad and The Villain being rival inventors playing with the natural magic in this world.
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Refined Monomyth Ideation #3 – James: Suzy F. (aka SUZY, SCORPION QUEEN)

After Luke and James each wrote three story treatments for what would become Charlotte’s Journey, James suggested that they should each take the best parts of that initial round of idea development and write three more story treatments. Below is the third refined story outline that James wrote – although not fully developed, it can be read as a short story would be. It stands as an example of how ideas for Charlotte’s Journey were conceived and developed, and demonstrates how thoughts from both creators were shared to make a more complete and better whole. Continue reading “Refined Monomyth Ideation #3 – James: Suzy F. (aka SUZY, SCORPION QUEEN)”

Refined Monomyth Ideation #2 – Luke: Prota, The Bride (Enter the Wedding…)

After Luke and James each wrote three story treatments for what would become Charlotte’s Journey, James suggested that they should each take the best parts of that initial round of idea development and write three more story treatments.

Here’s my second attempt. If you’ve read James’ Treatise: On Magic in this world, you can probably guess it came shortly after he read my ideas here. What can I say—I like mountains and big scary fireballs.

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Refined Monomyth Ideation #2 – James: Suzy E. (aka SUZY: FIRST BLOOD)

After Luke and James each wrote three story treatments for what would become Charlotte’s Journey, James suggested that they should each take the best parts of that initial round of idea development and write three more story treatments. Below is the second refined story outline that James wrote – although not fully developed, it can be read as a short story would be. It stands as an example of how ideas for Charlotte’s Journey were conceived and developed, and demonstrates how thoughts from both creators were shared to make a more complete and better whole.

Although this particular story treatment would not be the skeleton of Charlotte’s Journey, Luke liked it so well he suggested that James hold on to it, saying it would be a shame if he didn’t write this story sometime in the future.

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Refined Monomyth Ideation #1 – Luke: Prota, The Ambassadors’ Daughter

After Luke and James each wrote three story treatments for what would become Charlotte’s Journey, James suggested that they should each take the best parts of that initial round of idea development and write three more story treatments.

This was the first idea I came up with when James asked us to concoct three different story outlines each. If you look at what Charlotte’s Journey is becoming, you’ll see a lot of ideas got their start here—before influences from the other outlines, and brainstorming back and forth between James and I, made them better, different, or nothing at all.

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Refined Monomyth Ideation #1 – James: Suzy D. vs. Count Villaninous McBadguy

After Luke and James each wrote three story treatments for what would become Charlotte’s Journey, James suggested that they should each take the best parts of that initial round of idea development and write three more story treatments. Below is the first refined story outline that James wrote – although not fully developed, it can be read as a short story would be. It stands as an example of how ideas for Charlotte’s Journey were conceived and developed, and demonstrates how thoughts from both creators were shared to make a more complete and better whole.

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