Why I think this is important.
I think it's making a difference and I feel that I'm gaining confidence.
- Story Goal -
- Consequence -
The answer to these questions is the Consequence of the story. The Consequence is the negative situation or event that will result if the Goal is not achieved. Avoiding the Consequence justifies the effort required in pursuing the Story Goal, both to the characters in your novel and the reader, and that makes it an important part of your plot outline.
- Requirements -
Requirements create a state of excited anticipation in the reader's mind, as he looks forward to the protagonist's success.
- Forewarnings -
- Costs -
One sign that a problem or goal matters to the protagonist is that he/she is willing to make sacrifices or suffer pain in order to achieve it. Such sacrifices are called Costs.
- Dividends -
- Prerequisites -
- Preconditions -
If you're having trouble getting your plot figured out, I suggest reading this article and learning about all the parts. Even if you have, you might find a few points that you can strengthen.