Episode 142 Let’s Build the world, no let’s create a story outline, Part Deux

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Let’s Build the world, no let’s create a story outline, Part Deux

Today's Topic – The actual look at creating a story outline

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Podcast Show Flow


  • Outline Needs
  • Mission Statement
  • An idea of the world (Mechanic to Framework)
  • An Idea of a story
    • Scope (Beckett to Epic)
    • Idea(s) of setting
    • Idea(s) of conflict
    • Idea(s) of Plot (Spark to Arc)
    • Idea(s) about Resolution
    • Ideas about some characters (Need or Fluff)
    • Determine plot Driven vs Character Driven (event’s vs internal struggles)
  • Create Outline
  • Go over the basics of what I look for in a story outline
  • Cover Mission Statement for the story
  • Create a story outline
  • Flesh out story into chapters
  • Define acts
  • Add in additional chapters to balance out acts
  • Add in characters need for each chapter
  • Add in extras characters
  • Add in location(s) for chapters
  • Add in important prop(s)

The Worldbuilding Task for the Day

Brainstorm and create outline

The Real World task for the day

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