Duly noted, the story is (7)relatable. Abstract messages or stories missing any piece of the three-act structure are half-baked, and allow for greater subjectivity in their meaning. In other words, make sure your storytelling includes three acts: beginning, middle, and end.
We’ve all (1)failed a task (John’s midterm) before, and we know how it feels to be (2)upset. Even further, we can relate to punishment for our (3)behavior/performance (athletic suspension). Whether or not we had the opportunity to redeem ourselves (improved grades) doesn’t matter. The first act of our story has been set, and all to emotions we’ve experienced.
The end to John’s story might not be what was (4)expected, in that he gave up the very task he was chasing, in discovering a new side to himself. Take it from TalenAlexander’s own, Jason Ramsey — ‘We’re not trying to reinvent the wheel… Just trying to have a little more fun with it.’
Oh, and this (6)picture of John is our visual element.
Use the Legend below to connect the terms to their corresponding numbers in the paragraph above.