I have a question about outlining. I don't usually work with outlines. Up to now, I've been more of a start writing and see what happens kind of writer. Unfortunately, I now find myself with three or four decent story ideas and I haven't actually started writing any of them. I do have one with a significant amount started, but I've been working on it off and on for so long, I'm just kind of bored with it now. I'm thinking that trying my hand at outlining one of these potential stories will help me get started with the actual writing.

I feel stupid saying that I don't really know how to outline. I mean, I know what an outline is and how it's formatted, etc. But staring at a blank page, I'm not quite sure where to start.

Can anybody recommend an article, or an online class on outlining for fiction writing that may help me wrap my brain around this?

I'm writing about cyborgs.


In my web novel, the main setting is the interior of a bigger-on-the-inside weapon platform. It's the size of a city, yet a component in the lower levels contains an ocean of coolant, complete with a breeze and waves.

Infiltrating this weapon are my protagonists, a squad of cyborgs. They can communicate to each other at any time via a com link. They're currently separated due to a preemptive attack by the main antagonist on their transport.

The main protagonist is a rookie, we see everything through his eyes. I may have other chapters where we get a glimpse through others eyes.

Protags want to activate the weapon, turn it upwards, and shoot down an ancient defense system that's keeping them on the planet.

Two sets of Antags. One just wants a list of coordinates hidden somewhere inside the structure.
The other wants to use the weapons platform as intended, because it's more than just a massive gun.

I'm trying to make it so that it's not just "Protag walks through beautifully described voids, occasionally fights a horrible biomorph/defense system."

I've read up on various mission complications, stuff like the enemy knows where you are, they have access to your coms, etc, and will try to include that.

I've also thought of having spatial anomalies exist inside the weapon. Stuff like a corridor that makes three right-angle turns and doesn't take you back to where you started/ a hallway that would take months to sprint down, but there's a speedrun-esque trick to fling yourself through.

Thoughts?

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