Up to Snuff #109: Fiction Outline

Up to Snuff #109:  Fiction Outline

By, Afua Serwah Osei-Bonsu

Plot-Most basic idea

Who’s going to be in your book?

Setting:  Collecting a setting via sampling, writing non-stop, prototypes, sets, all descriptive content, sometimes poetic and sweetened

Most basic story

Craft Beginning, Middle, Ending

Thread Story-Chronology, outline, Ven Diagram

All descriptions, describe setting, characters, emotions, dialog, activities, precise meaningful rich descriptions manifest story

Build Characters-Ven Diagram, descriptive sketches, emotional and physical attributes, research, emotional research, characteristics that bond reader to character, should be genuine not overly stereotypical, person/place/thing

Dialog-Playwrite, Q&A, tape recorder, software, claim claim warrant, dialog research and gridding, say in beginning,  introductions, said in middle, final resolving and closing commentary,  said to teach, express, make richer, describe, quality of dialog, purpose of dialog, how characters become wiser or more loved


Suggestions, change over time, hair change, career change, graduate, meaningful events, relevant occurrences

The Conflict

Strong beginning to grab

History to word, language studies, foreign words

Introducing ideas, thoughts, making choices

Questions, lessons, proverbs, teachings, generosity, context, news, historical relationship

Climax, eureka, wisdom offering, cultural offering

Page turner, clean thread, build up, resolution, problem solving, smooth, suspenseful, wanting more action or wanting more knowledge of something, greed or hunger for more, embroiled in storytelling, swept away, transported, able to leave one’s life, immersed, delightful, generous quality, entertained or enlightened

Develops ones personality, cultural branding, offers one an attribute which they may emulate

HISS (highlight, spotlight, showcase)

  1. Lessons, Proverb, Theatrical & Scenic or Scenario (LPTS or Liptis) (a type of lens choice)
  2. Calling era, era planned themes
  3. High Life Sensation
  4. Rehearsal
  5. Staging
  6. Classicism
  7. Claim to fame
  8. Quepine, QPN, Question/ Proverb/ News
  9. News and Fantasy
  10. Voyeurism

History notes:

Looking through historical lens such as: social, economic, socioeconomic, cultural, military, religion, political, history of science

Events and individuals of the past

Change, context, causality, contingency, complexity

Primary and secondary sources, evidence, audience, write a thesis question to work from, relevance, intent, accuracy, authority, suffrage, religion, purpose, objective, summary, short responses, consequences, movements,  proximate, necessary, contributory, analysis, constitutional, longitudinal, messages, de jure, de facto, credibility, abstract, transitional language, class relation, social phenomena, brief description, Boolean operators, major concepts, identify keywords, ephemera, posters, postcards, advertisements, change, historical event analysis, plan, critical research question, historical thinking applies, subjectivity

Historical significance:  1) How notable or important was the event at the time it occurred? 2) Did the event affect a great many people? 3) Were the consequences of the event extensive or enduring 4) Does the event symbolize or relate to broader historical trends?

Historical evidence: documents, artifacts, buildings, paintings, photographs, oral histories,

Not evidence: opinion, rumor, propaganda, political rhetoric, historical narratives

What would you like to know more about?

  1. Historical event description
  2. Secondary sources
  3. Primary sources
  4. Research question
  5. Audience
  6. Message tailored to audience
  7. Articulation of response

Who are, where from, goals?

Change over time

Oracle Lab software

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