Be the Hero of your Story

I welcome back Candee Carder to share some insights regarding plotlines. She has a how-to-book on the subject. And she’s having a giveaway opportunity for those who sign up for her newsletter. See the details at the bottom of this post.


Finding and enjoying the story in life is a never-ending practice. The point of the story isn’t the resolution. What do we learn from conflict? The conflict is the story. As Alfred, Lord Tennyson wrote in his poem Ulysses:

How dull it is to pause, to make an end,

To rust unburnished, not to shine in use!

The long day wanes: the slow moon climbs: the deep

Moans round with many voices. Come, my friends,

‘Tis not too late to seek a newer world.


‘Tis not too late. You have not wasted time. You fill time and invest time.

The ancient Greeks distinguished our understanding of time. They implemented two definitions and understandings of time, categorized by two names: Chronos and Kairos.

Chronos, a chronological sequence and order of events, more often than not dictates the common man’s life. Chronos sets our schedules and clocks. The typical day for the common man revolves around chronos and adjusting it into a schedule, and is often what people refer to when they think about “time.”

Kairos defines the moments when something special happens. Kairos occurs as the hero fulfills destiny. Man exists in chronos while God exists in kairos. Kairos envelops the layers of the golden, setting sun, and the crystalline song of the stars. During kairos the wind whispers its secrets to the birds flying home. Kairos surrounds the hero, the artist, the creator, in the creation and building of story.

Heroes possess the desperate need for kairoi and not just chronos.

We get stuck with our watches, ticking clocks, one minute to the next as we wait in line and tap our feet or honk at the slow, tan car in the lane before us. We race one heartbeat to the next, tick, tick, tick.

The hero creates kairos. Kairos holds the secrets where myth and legend form, those quality moments when memories build, when texture and emotion intermingle, where space exploration and bliss thrive. Unchain from chronos. Act courageously, persevere consistently, and love passionately. Build your hero plotline, one step, one moment, at a time.


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Opt in for an adventure to discover purpose, tenacity, and to build your empire. Are you stuck? Questioning your purpose? Are you tired, broken, and hurting in the stale crumbs of the daily grind?

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Discover the ultimate objective in understanding and experiencing the combined unity of these three tools in your hero story. Get ready to travel the vast horizon of the hero plot line and forge new paths toward your legacy.


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Fierce yet sparkly, I rally seekers to thrive in their stories. The goal is magic, the medium is ink, and the fuel is coffee. And sometimes pizza. I teach English on the university level when I’m not dancing around the living room with my family, lifting heavy at the gym, traveling the planet, or binging superhero shows.

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