I have came up with some ideas for my story that I will write this semester, and I have organized them through the outline below.
Exposition: My story starts off with a young teenage girl who is in her last month of middle school (Grade 8.) She is the protagonist. I have not decided on her name yet, but I will soon. Before the story begins, you should know that this girl dreams of making it big in Hollywood one day as a famous actress. However, before she gains fame and fortune, she must live under the roof of a whole family who doesn’t like her for who she is.
Point of Attack: The conflict this main character faces is school life and home life. She is not doing very well in school and her parents constantly yell at her because of this. Even the thought of suicide once crossed her mind, but as she thinks of her role models that have inspired her so much, she decides to keep going and persevere until she achieves her biggest dream in life.
Rising Action: The first rising action would be home life. The girl’s siblings are extremely selfish and doesn’t care about anyone other than themselves. Her parents think that life is all about getting into the best university and college and they babysit her in doing her schoolwork. The second rising action would be her school life as she enters high school. She finds every teacher strict and they do not give her the grade she thinks she deserves. She also doesn’t have any friends to talk with her about her problems.
Climax: A few years go by and the girl just barely manages to graduate high school. She decides to move to Los Angelos to pursue her dream and attend college there. The third obstacle would be living by herself, without her parents for a while before starting her own family. She perseveres with her acting dream and finally manages to land a role as the leading character in the new movie.
Falling Action: The girl has finally achieved her goal! Now that she has done it, she is able to land even more roles and become the famous movie star she once dreamed of becoming.
Resolution: Looking back at all the hardships the girl had to deal with as a child, she realizes that no one’s life is perfect and beating yourself up is not going to change a single thing. Instead, trust life to take you in the right direction and believe that you will get there someday.