YOUR PREMISE IS DONE – now it’s time to expand those core elements into a full outline, and, eventually, a scenes list. How will the main character run into their first game-changing moment? What will the opposition do to try and stop the main character from reaching their goals? How will you build the “world” of your characters, ramp up the conflict and stakes?
Your outline – and your scenes list – will help you understand how your story fits together, and will help you pin-point any gaps in the story, or any inconsistent pacing.
In short, it’s your “roadmap” for your book, helping you know exactly what to write when you sit down at your desk.
In the video, I’ll take you through one of my early outlines – and in the next video I’ll show you what I changed in response to some extremely useful feedback…