Ah….creating the ten key scenes that will make up most of my outline. This is what I have for Lust:
Scene 1: Setup, the goal is to introduce the characters in pairs. This shows us their relationship to each other. The other goal is to introduce the mood, genre elements, and the case. They are 9 main characters: Ares, David Bostick & Crystal Carroll, Aakash Desai & Jonathan Pereira, Rita Torres & Shantel Williams, and the last pair Kevin & Lauren.
Scene 2: Inciting incident, this is the event that drives the story forward. I don’t want to reveal too much, but let’s just say this is when Ares meets the rest of the cast.
Scene 3: Prep for Adventure, the main characters are introduce to the fantasy elements
Scene 4: Plot Point 1, with all the information, the investigation begins.
Scene 5: Fun & Games, the investigation comes with obsticles
Scene 6: Reversal, the middle of the story, from this point everything starts to go wrong
Scene 7: Dark Moment, the main characters are at their lowest point
Scene 8: Plot Point 2, the main characters must decide to fight or flee
Scene 9: Climax, the final confronatation
Scene 10: Resolution, tying up loose ends and setting up for the next book