Distortion: Outline

Outline for Distortion, a White Noise novel.


*In Progress


  1. Back-story. 
    • In the first few pages, introduce your reader to the protagonist and his/her world.
    • Scene List:
      • Street Noise - Ash is introduced.
      • Action: He sees a homeless man go crazy, beats him up. His coffee is knocked out of his hand by a woman in a hurry.
        • Reaction: Heads home, has crazy dream.
        • Decision: Need to go to file the report in the morning.
      • Action: Next day, Ash needs to file a police report. He calls and lets him know he's on the way. There he finds that the old man has died, suspiciously.
        • Reaction: They ask some questions, and ask him not to leave town. "Standard procedure." He doesn't like Georges' look or evasive stance.
        • Decision: Heads to...
      • He stops and picks up a woman whose car broke down.
      • She asks a lot of questions, casually. On their way out of town, they are ran off the road.
      • ??????
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  2. Inciting Event
    • The event that forces the protag into the story, with a clear goal.
    • There may be a clear, specific threat.
    • Scene List:
      • Shattered -
      • Car was run off the road.
      • Grace reveals that she is a reporter, and she witnessed one attempt on his life already (something in his coffee), which she knocked out of his hand to save him.
      • Tries to make it to his house, but they were followed, house destroyed.
      • Tries to make it to back-up site, kills hit-man. More could come, house destroyed, may as well leave town. He has a contact living in LA. Ash hasn't seen Chester since he consulted him on a joint case with the NSA. No recent ties, should be the best place to find him.
      • Grace and Ash head to LA.
  3. Series of Challenges and Solutions.
    • Your protag tries a series of solutions and fails. 
    • Things seem to go well, and all hope is lost.
    • Something BIG has to happen, or all is lost.
    • Subtle changes. Character is wrestling through, lost in the fog.
    • Scene List:
      • X
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      • X
  4. Dramatic turning point.
    • A major change in your characters perspective.
    • Small changes came before now, but this is a major change for your character. The path is now clear. May come at a cost. This is where his inner goal is realized.
    • Scene List:
      • X
      • X
      • X
  5. Climax (Goal Reached)
    • Antagonist overcome, goal reached.
    • Using the trans-formative new perspective he gained in step 4, he overcomes the outer goal and his inner struggle at the same time.
    • Scene List:
      • X
      • X
      • X
  6. Wrap Up
    • Resolve/Restoration
    • One last scene to show how the character's world turned out.
    • Scene List:
      • X
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  7. Celebration
    • Celebrating his victory. One scene, or less than a full scene.
    • Hint at the future?
    • Scene List:
      • X
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