Have been working on a treatment for a play (that could also be a MG book) about dinosaurs.  It’s been interesting using the Hero’s Journey as a scaffold, and checking out 8-10 kids’ stories (everything from Hans Christian Andersen to Wreck-It Ralph) to see how they hit the beats. I’ve used this structure before, but mostly as reverse-engineering for an idea I already had, rather than as a guide to creating something new. It’s been interesting and inspiring. Amazing how you can put together connections that spark new ideas.

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