Sunday, May 2, 2010

Working On My Latest Paranormal

Using SAVE THE CAT! THE LAST BOOK ON SCREENWRITING THAT YOU'LL EVER NEED, I set up the following outline for a book instead. Let's see how it goes.

THEME STATED
Page 18
“Be careful what you wish for.”

SETUP
Pages 1-35
Present character(s) tics and flaws.
Six things that need fixing.

CATALYST
Page 40
Need to find what?
Protect who?
Go where?

DEBATE
Pages 40-85
Go or not go.
Save or not save.

BREAK INTO TWO
Page 85
Leave old world

B STORY
Also Page 85
Breather – introduce new characters
Opposite types of main characters.
Introduce Theme.
Internal story

FUN & GAMES
Pages 100-200
Time for action and clashes

MIDPOINT
Page 200
Start false peak or collapse;
All is lost or Is this really I want

BAD GUYS CLOSE IN
Pages 200-300
Bad guys temporary defeated.
Dissent. Old way dies.

ALL IS LOST
Page 300
Hero thinks to die or part of
Of him/her does. Whiff of death.

DARK NIGHT OF THE SOUL
Pages 300-360
The dark before the storm.
all forsake the hero/heroine.

BREAK INTO THREE
Page 360
A way to solve the problem comes up

FINALE
Pages 360-400
Lessons learned