WHEN WRITING THE STEP OUTLINE
Outlines don't need to be funny for comedy stories. Or exciting to read for adventure.
It's not supposed to read as great prose or literature.
Outlines need to show the structure of the story, and have the promise of maximum comedy, adventure, or drama.
Promise that it will lead to an extraordinary script.
The outline is a road map for your story.
What you want is a carefully thought out, rising sequence of cause and effect events.
2. Have a Main Page you can refer to while writing your Outline
Have this page ready before writing your outline.
It should consist of 3 columns.
First Column is a list of scenes you feel should definitely be in the movie.
an escape scene
a scrubbing defecation from walls scene
a making love in the lobotomy room scene
Second Column is a list of characteristics that seem unique, dramatic, or funny
orderlies wear towels on their belts to gently choke out of control patients
a patient always scheming to escape
Third Column lists pieces of dialogue that you want to be included in the script.
*This page is immensely helpful and practical to serve your creativity.
3. Don't be afraid to write quickly
It's important to write quickly because creativity comes from the unconscious.
Our unconscious mind perceives truth without compromise. The more time you allow to go by, the more your conscious mind will edit, censor, doubt, and distort it.