Basic Story Structure - Adapted from Dan Wells’ Presentation on YouTube & Larry Brooks Story Structure
Ice Monster Prologue: (What is the antagonizing force? Optional)
What, or who will be your MCs nemesis?
The Opposite of the Resolution. What’s your character’s life like before the quest? What do they have to lose?
What happens to change your MCs world? What are the stakes? What does she stand to lose? What are the antagonistic forces your character faces?
What happens to your character
How does your character figure out what will get her out of danger? What changes in her that she prompts her to action? What is the catalyst for this change? This takes place over a series of scenes.
Who does your character lose? Has a mentor left like Gandolf did? Companions are trapped behind and your character is all alone? What happens to make her almost want to give up?
What new piece of information gives your hero hope? How can she utilize this to get to her resolution?