Wow, see what happens when I don't pre-schedule my blog posts - LATE! I did get one up on time - I'm over at the dojo today as well - would love for you to stop by.
For today, we are going to discuss the launching point of most heroes, the point of no return and that is when they cross the threshold. This is the point when they are leaving the life they have known, leaving all that is familiar, and generally leaving their innocence, meaning they will never again be able to see the world as they did up to that point.
I'm going to use one of the most famous threshold crossings in modern society.
Even if Luke backed out right then, didn't want to be a Jedi anymore, told Ben he was crazy and went back to rebuild his home, he couldn't forget that these people existed, that there was a life that didn't involve the farm or negotiating with droids, and that the sand people really weren't the greatest fear.
Other famous heroes who crossed the threshold (I'm going to let you think about when)
Does the hero of your story cross a threshold? Do you know when? Can you pinpoint the moment when life can never be the same for them again?