The 3 elements of a FOOL TRIUMPHANT story are:
1) A fool whose innocence is his strength and whose gentle manner makes him likely to be ignored—by all but a jealous “Insider” who knows too well.
2) An establishment, the people or group a fool comes up against, either within his midst, or after being sent to a new place in which he does not fit—at first.
3) A transmutation in which the fool becomes someone or something new, often including a “name change” that’s taken on either by accident or as a disguise.
Elf Beat Sheet
Thanks to Cory Milles for this merriest of beat sheets. Cory is a teacher who routinely uses Blake’s ideas to challenge his students. His chapters on “The Power of Story” and “The Hero’s Journey” have been published in the books LOST Thought and LOST Thought…
52 Reasons to Hate My Father– The “Before” Beat Sheet
Jessica Brody shares both her process and the Beat Sheet she developed before writing her fifth novel.