So you know more about your characters, what about the story?
To begin with below are a few questions you can use to help you outline the plot.
- What is the goal for your MC(s)?
- Backstory: ← The past impacts everyone so think about how the personal as well as the ‘world‘s past has influenced your MC. Is there a big fear they need to overcome?
- What is the challenge he/she/they must overcome?
- What set’s the ball rolling? ← What takes your MC from the “normal” world your MC lives in to the story you want to tell?
- What are the conflicts? ← Try to think of at least 3. They don’t all have to be major, it can be things like personality clashes for example.
- The bleakest moment?
- Final choice: ← The choice your MC makes that decides how the story will end.
- What has your MC learned at the end of the story?
I will be delving deeper into outlining in the near future