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GET IN MY BELLY

HOW TO CREATE THE DEEP EXPERIENCES THAT A CHARACTER NEEDS

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The “belly of the whale” experience is a biblical reference that alludes to when a character named Jonah doesn’t listen to his God and he gets swallowed by a big fish. The bible doesn’t say if it was a whale, but the common belief is that it was. When Jonah accepts God’s terms, the whale vomits Jonah up on shore. Then Jonah successfully completes his task.

I believe every work should have the “belly of the whale” experience (I’m going to clarify one thing in just a bit. Be patient haha). Continue reading