Significance Of Outlining Your Story

The outline allows the writer to construct a general list of sequential scenes and moments in the order that they will be written within a screenplay.

You can make creative and editorial choices before you take the time to write those scenes and moments in their cinematic entirety. So if you find within that outline that certain scenes are redundant, repetitive, or unnecessary, you save the time of having to move, adjust, or delete those written scenes after you’ve already taken the time to write them.

The ‘what happens’ in your story must be broken down into story events, activities and actions that happen to your protagonist in your story that ultimately reveal character and emotionally underscore the theme in your story.

In our The Write Journey course you’ll look at how to craft a story outline and to make the most of your story events by creating a scene outline to build and dramatise your story events, and to explore the exterior and internal lives of your story.