Scene Outline Snippets: First Three Scenes!

I was able to start on my scene outline a day (got the first scene outlined yesterday! Took me four hours because of the scene question template I had to type up, but hey) early due to being able to do most of my research after the scene outline!

(I got some really cool ninja and samurai study books from the library, and even one on the Edo period, which is the time period I’m re-imagining for the series. I’m doing legit research now. ?)

Screenshot of the ninja book I’m currently studying: Ninja by Adrienne Lee. Yes, I stole copyrighted content and am reposting without permission. Hunt me. 

(Why am I re-imagining the time period? Historically, the art of ninjutzu DIED around 1600. Gasp. So in my re-imagination of the time period, the art was started back up again in time to have a full-blown generation or two of shinobi and kunoichi by 1680, when a new emperor took the throne, which is a reeeally huge plot point in the book. I’d tell you the other reason I’m having to add to history, but that would spoil the entire series for a particular group of people in my audience I’m gearing this towards.)

(Where was I again? I think I always do this, elaborate on tangents forever.)

(Oh yeah!)

Also stolen from Ninja by Adrienne Lee.

If you’re interested, here’s an EXCLUSIVE link just for you to view the first three scenes I’ve outlined!

Before you leave annoyed comments about how I’m a self-conceited airhead who thinks everyone is interested in my stuff because I totally must believe I’m the awesomest person ever: Please. Keep in mind I’m only sharing this because I know I’d personally love to read anybody’s first three outlined scenes. I’m a curious, inquisitive person, not a fangirl. This is for if you’re curious like me! I don’t expect you to be interested. XD

(People get upset over the most trivial of miscommunications, it’s hilarious. I have to include little “keep this in mind” notes in almost every post because I have a really big tendency to offend people. >:))

Link to Outline of First Three Scenes

Also stolen from Ninja by Adrienne Lee.

If you do wanna check it out, you might want to keep in mind that it probably won’t make a lot of sense to you. I abbreviate stuff, throw in notes only I would understand, and talk about a lot of plot structure stuff 98% of writers I’ve talked to have no idea about.

AKA: I’m weird. Really weird. And so is this snippet. So BEWARE.

It’s also copyright ©myself, so if you want to steal it, go ahead and claim it as your own. But you’ll have to watch your back for the rest of your life. I’ll hunt you down, I mean it. >:)

What’s your favorite way to outline? How’s NaNoWriMo treating you, if you’re participating? Or are you not a writer and hate all of my writing posts?

Praying for you today! <3 Big surprises for Madi Grace coming up soon.

By |2017-11-19T02:37:47-05:00November 9th, 2017|Warfare, Writing|69 Comments

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  1. Josie November 9, 2017 at 8:43 pm - Reply

    FIRST. >:D
    Now to read the post…

    • Madi November 12, 2017 at 10:00 am - Reply

      YEP. >:D

  2. bookwormjulia November 9, 2017 at 8:59 pm - Reply

    Your book looks interesting! ?

    • Madi November 12, 2017 at 10:00 am - Reply

      Thanks! 😀

  3. light4thelord November 9, 2017 at 9:08 pm - Reply

    EEEEK! You are SO organized. I am seriously going to like, re-read all of your posts when I get around to D’s M.

    I ELABORATE TOOOOOO! XD XD XD We are SO alike. Especially when I try to tell my sister my plots… I’ll be like, “So, they headed off over there to this place – hey, did I tell you that I created part of a language for those people and I’ll probably have to rewrite it and stuff? Anyways, so then there’s this guy – and guess what? He got kidnapped and forced into the bad guys service, and then like, we’re really cruel to him. Do you know how unfair writers are to their characters? If the golden rule was in service, I’d be dead. Like, Will is like, kidnapped, and breaks a bunch of bones and gets all this bad stuff happen to him and Nathan just becomes second to the king. Wait, what was I talking about? Right. Their journey over the mountains. Anywaaaays…..” 😀 😀 😀

    “I have a really big tendency to offend people” XD XD XD I highly doubt you’ll offend me. 😀 😀 I have two brothers. *smirks* BUT LIKE, IKR?!?!? Some people are really, really easily offended when you’re not even trying to offend anyone. *shrugs* Sorrynotsorry, but really….

    I’m REALLY enjoying reading these. 😀 😀 😀 And like, GO MADIIIIIIIIII!
    ~ Light4theLord

    • Madi November 12, 2017 at 10:03 am - Reply

      Haha, well, I TRY to be organized. XDD Awww, yay!!

      AHAHAHA EXACTLY! LOL, oh my gosh, that is SO. ME. I’ll try to explain things to my brother and go off on all these other trails. XDD

      AND HEHE. That plot sounds AWESOME.

      It’s true! XDD Hehe, I hope I don’t offend you! 😀 And YES. It’s infuriating. People just take things the wrong way. XDD

      Awwww, that makes me so happy! THANK YOU SO MUCH!! 😀

  4. EnniMorgan November 9, 2017 at 10:03 pm - Reply


  5. EnniMorgan November 9, 2017 at 10:06 pm - Reply

    Whoa, you plot things, like a LOT. I just write down the outline of the whole book and pants from there. 😛

    • Madi November 12, 2017 at 10:04 am - Reply

      Haha, I do. That way I have zero writers’ block when I’m writing!

      Hey, at least you outline! “Pantsing” for me means writing without a plan at all! XD

      • EnniMorgan November 12, 2017 at 10:15 am - Reply

        Hehe, I should do that next time…

        Haha, I’ve written several novels pantsing. This is the first time that I’ve tried planning. The pantsing novels were bad….

        • Madi November 12, 2017 at 11:41 am - Reply

          You TOTALLY should, it’s amazing.

          Woah, at least you’ve written several novels! I’ve only written two. One was pantsed, one was outlined. Both were bad, but that’s because it’s my writing. XD

          • EnniMorgan November 12, 2017 at 11:43 am - Reply

            It sounds amazing!

            Haha, you should’ve seen MY writing. It was so bad that I couldn’t even get through the first page.

            I need your help – should I put romance in my novel or not? Story: Depressed, physically abused girl sucked into fantasy world. Stays with new nymph friend. Epidemic breaks out, (the oils of a plant rub into your skin, and poison your heart. It’s contagious) and she volunteers as a nurse, since she has a human heart. Her friend’s brother is one of the victims…??

            • Madi November 12, 2017 at 12:06 pm - Reply

              My writing is so bad it makes me wail at four A.M. in the morning! ?

              Ooh, that sounds amazing! If it works for your story, I think you should! When editing, if the story’s sole and primary focus is lost because of the romantic subplot, focus on just the main plot and strip everything else out. But if it’s a great complement (that’s not a misspelling of “compliment” I promise ?) to your story and doesn’t detract from the main theme, go for it!

              • EnniMorgan November 12, 2017 at 4:55 pm - Reply


                Okay, my main focus isn’t romance at all – it’s just something that popped into my head and I thought would be a nice addition – maybe. XD

                • Madi November 12, 2017 at 9:30 pm - Reply

                  As long as it doesn’t take away from the main focus and instead would add nicely to it, you might just go for it! 😀 XD

  6. Christina November 10, 2017 at 7:03 am - Reply

    Gotta go read the first three scenes…

    • Madi November 12, 2017 at 10:05 am - Reply

      AWWWW YAYY!!

      I hope you enjoy them!

      • Christina November 12, 2017 at 2:44 pm - Reply

        Yup! I read them with a friend and she liked them too.

        • Madi November 12, 2017 at 9:30 pm - Reply

          Awww, that makes me so happy!! :’) 😀

  7. olivehiddenhollow November 10, 2017 at 7:52 am - Reply

    *snickers* your outline is as crazy to read as mine, though mine’s not so grouped up and orginized. ;P
    and madimadimadimadimadimadimadi we found ninjago season six on amazon! we’re going to watch some tonight! 😀
    Most crazily, ~Olive

    • Madi November 12, 2017 at 10:05 am - Reply

      *snickers with you* Crazy outlines for the win. ;D

      AHHHH REALLY? Remind me to check it out!!

      • olivehiddenhollow November 16, 2017 at 3:28 pm - Reply

        we’ve watched about five episodes, and I’m D Y I N G
        Most crazily, ~Olive

        • Madi November 17, 2017 at 11:44 am - Reply


  8. KaylynsWorldBlog November 10, 2017 at 9:02 am - Reply

    This looks really cool! Um, sometimes I use copyrighted photos from AG. oops. I don’t mean to steal their content, but really all I am doing is advertising their content. Really I don’t even know if it is copyrighted. Anyway, help me! I don’t know which photos are copyrighted or not!

    • Madi November 12, 2017 at 10:08 am - Reply

      Thanks, Kaylyn!

      Haha, so do I! Stealing AG’s stock photos is totally fine. Everyone knows they’re AG’s. As long as you don’t pass them off as your own photos, you’re not doing anything illegal. They’re too big of a company to worry about people taking their images and reposting them. It’s basically advertising their content! 😉

      • KaylynsWorldBlog November 12, 2017 at 10:10 am - Reply

        OK, thank you! Guess what??

        • Madi November 12, 2017 at 11:40 am - Reply

          Ooh, what?

          • KaylynsWorldBlog November 12, 2017 at 2:42 pm - Reply

            My mom played violin at my church! I am also getting a new AG doll! (I don’t know if you knew that.)

            • Madi November 12, 2017 at 9:29 pm - Reply

              OOOH THAT’S AWESOME! And which AG doll are you getting?

              • KaylynsWorldBlog November 13, 2017 at 8:58 am - Reply

                IKR?? I am thinking about getting Truly Me #55 or Samantha.

                • Madi November 15, 2017 at 2:59 pm - Reply

                  OOOH! #55 is beautiful, my IRL BFF has her. And Samantha might be on my wishlist. Which dolla re you leaning towards the most?

                  • KaylynsWorldBlog November 15, 2017 at 3:08 pm - Reply

                    IKR?? I love her too! I am really considering getting TM #55. I like her the most!
                    Can you check out my post called Gifts To Make/Get Your AG doll?

                    • Madi November 17, 2017 at 11:41 am

                      Ooh, she’s so beautiful!!

                      P.S. Of course! I’m SO sorry I haven’t been commenting lately, my parents keep limiting my screen time and I barely have time for stuff. I’ll try to check it out just as soon as I can!!

                    • KaylynsWorldBlog November 17, 2017 at 6:52 pm

                      Ok, thanks! I have limited electronic time too. Sorry if i haven’t been replying to your comments. My internet is down.?

  9. blackiesunshine November 10, 2017 at 9:09 am - Reply

    I actually am interested in seeing what an actual outline looks like. So yeah.
    Nanowrimo is treating me well. I am not treating Nanowrimo well. I keep on watching JaidenAnimations instead of writing. Very dangerous. So I’m only at 9393 or so. 🙁 But I’m going to try to keep a straight face and do it. 😛

    • Madi November 12, 2017 at 10:09 am - Reply

      Ooh, I hope you enjoy it!

      ?? Dangerous. But hey, you’re almost to 10k! You got this, Tess. 😉

      • blackiesunshine November 13, 2017 at 11:46 am - Reply

        Just got to it…..come chat plz?

        • Madi November 15, 2017 at 3:01 pm - Reply

          I’m so sorry I haven’t been on the chat lately! My parents keep freaking out about all my projects I’m trying to do and keep limiting my screen time so I’m barely able to keep up with stuff. That’s why. ?

          • blackiesunshine November 15, 2017 at 10:06 pm - Reply

            Lol, and meanwhile my mom’s like, “Why aren’t you writing, Tess? STARE AT THAT SCREEN FOR LONGER! LONGERRRR!!!”
            I wish you all the best with your projects, btw.

            • Madi November 17, 2017 at 11:44 am - Reply


              Thank you so much! ?

              • blackiesunshine November 17, 2017 at 12:32 pm - Reply

                You’re so welcome. You are seriously awesome.

                • Madi November 18, 2017 at 12:08 pm - Reply

                  Not as awesome as you! <3

                  • blackiesunshine November 19, 2017 at 3:46 am - Reply

                    Awwwww thanks…..

                    • Madi November 19, 2017 at 11:25 am


  10. blackiesunshine November 10, 2017 at 9:10 am - Reply

    Oh wow, that outline is nice.

    • Madi November 12, 2017 at 10:09 am - Reply

      Hehe, thank you.

  11. Charis Rae • November 10, 2017 at 1:26 pm - Reply

    Ooh, awesome, Madi! It’s really neat getting to see your outline. Great job! 😀

    • Madi November 12, 2017 at 10:09 am - Reply

      Thanks for checking it out, Charis! 😀

  12. Kendra Lynne November 10, 2017 at 4:56 pm - Reply

    I am really enjoying these posts about outlining, plotting, etc. I’m a writer, so I love hearing about what other writers are working on at the present time. 🙂
    I personally don’t see anything offending in your posts but *shrugs shoulders* some people are easily offended. *sighs*
    For some reason the link to the snippets wasn’t working for me (the page wouldn’t pull up) but I’m sure they are very cool! 🙂

    • Madi November 12, 2017 at 10:12 am - Reply

      Awww, that means so much! And exactly, same here. 😀

      Well that’s good. ? I offended people with this post so much, I lost two followers!

      Oh no! I’m so sorry it’s not working! Are you still interested in checking them out? Maybe try this link.

      • Kendra Lynne November 12, 2017 at 5:52 pm - Reply

        I think its just my computer. Its been pretty weird lately. 😐

        • Madi November 12, 2017 at 9:31 pm - Reply

          Arg, I’m so sorry! Bad computer. Would you like for me to email you the snippets instead? (I feel like I’m pressuring you into reading my stuff haha I’m sorry if I sound that way)

          • Kendra Lynne November 13, 2017 at 1:48 pm - Reply

            Sure! That’d be great! (yess… naughty computer. XP)
            Oh no, you’re not! I WANT to read your stuff. Your story is SO COOL and I enjoy reading what other writers are writing. If I didn’t want to read those snippets, I wouldn’t have said anything about the link or anything. 🙂

            • Madi November 15, 2017 at 3:17 pm - Reply

              Sorry that took a while, but I sent them to you! I hope you enjoy them, they probably don’t make much sense, haha!

              And aww, THANK YOU! I love reading what other writers are doing, too. And hahaha, true! 😉

              • Kendra Lynne November 15, 2017 at 7:28 pm - Reply

                I loved ’em! Thank you!

                • Madi November 17, 2017 at 11:41 am - Reply

                  Phew, I’m glad! Thank you!

  13. Mukta November 11, 2017 at 3:59 am - Reply

    NaNo is driving me crazy. Well, who wouldn’t have guessed? There was this one day I wrote 3k+ and just yesterday I wrote, what, 200? *shrugs*

    • Madi November 12, 2017 at 10:12 am - Reply

      BAD NANO. But hey, 3k+ days are always awesome. Best of luck with your writing, Mukta!

  14. Skipper Spirit November 11, 2017 at 9:50 pm - Reply

    Thank you for posting this! I can’t wait to read your snippets. =D

    BTW, I don’t think that you’re a self-conceited airhead for wanting to show us your snippets. I’d ask people to read my snippets as well. ;3

    • Madi November 12, 2017 at 10:15 am - Reply

      Awww, thank you for commenting! I hope you enjoy the snippets!

      Aw, well thank you very much. XD I know I would love to read your snippets if you ever posted them! ;D

  15. bennettv November 17, 2017 at 2:27 pm - Reply

    Okay first of all, don’t worry. As long as you cite where you got the image, you can use it. It doesn’t infringe on copyright that way, as in you’re not saying look at my cool picture but instead correctly referring to whose image it really is. Second, what in the world is pantsing? (even my autocorrect doesn’t know that one.)

    That’s quite the scene outline! I am way less organized than that. Usually I have the main character, and a basic idea of what’s going to happen, and then I just see what happens from there. Often if I outline too much, my characters rebel against me, and go off and want to do their own thing anyway. Sigh.

    I had this one character who I wanted to be a tough cowboy type, but he kept getting in the way. He refused to do anything I told him to do. So infuriating. I ended up having to just let him be who he wanted to be instead. LOL!! (he’s way cooler now, or at least he thinks so.)

    Also, sometimes the plot goes off in all kinds of different directions too. I just trust that if it gets too crazy, I can rein it in later.

    Still, your perseverance and discipline for outlining is amazing. Like a ninja. 😛

    ginnie /

    • Madi November 19, 2017 at 11:18 am - Reply

      Oh, phew! Thank you. Book copyright authorities won’t be hunting me down after all. ?

      Pantsing is a term used by writers to refer other writers who “fly by the seat of their pants”, or do no or next to no outlining, plotting, or planning for their book before they write it.

      Thank you so much! Haha, my characters used to be the same. After working on this project since early 2016, I keep on discovering new things about the characters, but basically I know them well enough to know how the’ll act. Well, hopefully… let’s hope they do no rebelling this time around! The first time around they fell in love against my strict orders not to.

      LOL! Oh my, that sounds hilarious. XD

      Haha, so true! I guess that’s what editing is for. ?

      Thank you SO much, Ginnie! Hehe, thank you.

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