The Act 2 outline for Through a Dragon’s Eyes, as you will see, is different from the Act 2 outlines for Shadow’s Memories and my “Wargs” story. The major difference here is that this Act will end with the very clear indicators of it ending a tragedy, thanks to my protagonist’s inability to overcome his flaw: insecurity.
This class has helped me with this story more than any other. This is the first story I ever managed to finish a first draft on, and I immediately felt overwhelmed in the editing stage. So much so that I decided to step away from it for a time, but no amount of time made the editing stage feel any easier.
In taking this class, I finally understand why. I wrote this story because I loved the idea of it, but I didn’t actually take the time to get to know my main character or decide on a direction for the story. Going through this outlining and structuring process has helped me answer these questions that I had forgotten to answer before. The down side, it means that I need to completely start from scratch with this entire story. The up side, once I have finished a new first draft, editing should be much easier for me, and the overall story should be far more exciting to read.
Anyway, without further ado, here is my Act 2 layout for Through a Dragon’s Eyes.