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Hello Lovely People,

I have you are staying  blessed and having a wonderful day. I have alot to catch up on since my computer screen is broken and temporarily using school computer. Which limits productivity since I am a commuter, but I will get every thing done, so while I am playing catch before spring break I am posting today instead of Friday! With that being said I hope this will help screen and story writers better plan out the novel or script.

3 Acts -15 Chapters * Can be  broken down  30 chapters  story or can be left as 15 chapter story. I use both depending on what I am looking for.

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NOVEL OR SCRIPT OUTLINE
**modify as needed**

Setting:
Currency $:
Main Characters:
Hero(s) –
Villain(s) –

MP: MAIN PLOT POINT
SP: SUB-PLOT POINT
CH:CLIFFHANGER

ACT I – BEGINNING

Chapter 1: Opening Conflict . (Intro Normal Life ~ Who is the Main Character, place, time, world. I Know What I Want ~ What do they want in life, goal, dream.)
SETTING:
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CH:
Chapter 2: Protagonist shown in daily life before the transformation. (I’m Getting What I Want ~ What’s their plan, how’s it happening right now? Inciting Incident ~ Their plan is ruined by something outside their control)
SETTING:
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Chapter 3: Opportunities for change. (I’m Not Getting What I Want ~ They take in what’s happened, reacting emotionally. Why Did This Happen ~ They examine their process and consider how to get back up.)
SETTING:
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Chapter 4: Resistance to Opportunities. (Enter Exotic World ~ Because of whatever happened in 4, they are thrown into an EW. I Wanna Go Home ~ They are in shock, wanting or trying to get back to the old world.)
SETTING:
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Chapter 5: Point of No Return – Opportunity Accepted. (I Can’t Go Home ~ They come to the conclusion, that they can’t go back, and look around. Woah – WAIT ~ They become distracted by the new surroundings, then remember their goal.)
SETTING:
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ACT II – MIDDLE

Chapter 6: Entering the New Situation.(Enemy Enter ~ They discover the new antagonist, that will keep them from their goal here. What Now ~ Depressed about enemy, personal goal, but wondering what to do)
SETTING:
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Chapter 7: Meeting Allies, Enemies, Romance; Transformative Experiences. (This May Work ~ They explore, make friends, maybe unwillingly. Consider options for goal. This Isn’t So Bad ~ They’ve accepted the new world, the friends, the goals, enjoy themselves.)
SETTING:
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Chapter 8: Problems bring them together. (Enemy Strikes ~ The enemy threatens their new world/personal goal/something. Main Character Fights ~ The recovery and Main Character decides they won’t stand for this.)
SETTING:
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Chapter 9: Problems drive them apart. (Who’s With Me ~ Main and supporting characters, band together to take a stand. Gear Up ~ They plan and prepare, for journey/battle/some stand, considering what they know.)
SETTING:
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Chapter 10: Crisis Hit. (On The Road ~ They push through, band together, solve problems, put aside differences. Enemy Plays ~ The enemy plays at their weak points, threatening their bond and stand.)
SETTING:
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ACT III – END

Chapter 11: Terrible Secret Revealed/Attack Start. (We Can Do This ~ They come through, feeling beaten, but band together and agree to push.They push themselves to be the best they can be and continue on toward the final)
SETTING:
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Chapter 12: All Seems Lost.( The Enemy’s Lair ~ They arrive at the enemies front yard, planning, training, observing. Crisis ~ They move their plans to action and things don’t go as planned. Their lowest point.)
SETTING:
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Chapter 13: Self-Sacrifice/Symbolic Death. (What Went Wrong ~ Main Character considers their fault, discovering it was their first prob. Can’t Give Up ~ They make their plan for their final ditch-effort to take down the enemy.)
SETTING:
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Chapter 14: Final Showdown. (Climax ~ They put this final plan into action, it seems to be going well. We Can Do This* ~ They in almost shock at their success continue pushing through in a daze.)
SETTING:
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Chapter 15: Conclusion/Epilogue. (Victory ~ They defeat, save, and/or reach their final goal, being victorious. Notable lesson. Resolution ~ Wrap up the loose ends – go home/review lesson learned/reconcile relationships.)
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I hope this helps.
XoXo
R,
TTYF

 

 

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