As stated in previous questions, I am still in the Skeleton Stage of planning. I have a fairly developed first few chapter as well as a few key scenes much further along in the book (not that I'm going to use all of them but they're there). I also have a very vague and undetailed ending to the book, somewhere that I am aiming to get to but not a tangible or formed idea.
How do I fill in the points from A to B and how do I make the ending a more detailed idea? I don't know how much of my vague ideas I'm going to keep as I haven't found a secure/working way to weave them into the plot.
- First few chapter orientate around the Protagonist's life in village (post-apocalypse).
- Shifting Point happens when she meets an adult who warns her that the corrupt government is coming to raid the village (reasons too long to explain, I'm shortening the plot a bit). The Protagonist, her siblings and the adult decide to head for a growing rebellion.
- (Huge gap) The adult decided and manages to betray them to the corrupt government which he was origionally a part of; she escapes but her siblings are caught.
- (Again a HUUUGE gap) He feels guilt for his actions (again for reasons that take too long to explain) and works with protagonist to rescue her family.
You can see my problem. I get that in bullet point form it sounds kind of lame but just ignore that. I don't necessarily need solutions to the exact problems listed above, (although if you have one given the limited information, I'd still appreciate it) simply tips on how I can think of ways to fill in the gaps myself.
How do I know which ideas work with the vague story line? How do I know if I should cut them? How do I make the link from A to B when there is nothing in between? The examples above are only detailing the first part of the book - I haven't decided how long those bullet points will take to write but there is a whole load more of ideas and, of course, gaps that I need to try and figure out.