I am praising God for the good news I have received that my novel, Sicilian Sunrise, is a finalist in the Inspirational Category of the East Texas RWA Southern Heat Contest. Winners will be announced in December. Glory to God!
Today, we will be talking about the First Threshold in the Hero’s Journey. The First Threshold occurs when your heroine embraces the quest and sets out on her journey. It is the point of no return.
The crossing of the first threshold puts physical action to the previous step in the journey, the Acceptance of the Call. This proves that the heroine has what it takes to follow through. The crossing of the first threshold is also symbolic, a sort of rite of passage. It indicates commitment and acceptance of change. It is a leaving behind of the old and an acceptance of the new.
Often the crossing of the first threshold is frightening and serves as the heroine’s first step toward independence. It represents moving from a world of safety to a world of danger.
The threshold often has some sort of guard or person or challenge that the heroine must overcome.
Have you found that applying these steps to your story is making a difference for you?