writing an outline

Yesterday in a rather spontaneous fashion I ended up writing an outline for a stage play with my wife.

One of the keys to an outline, though it is not entirely necessary, is to have your protagonist or central character go through some kind of psychological journey.

Sometimes called moral flaw or Achilles heel, this is where your main character has some kind of internal issue. Then through taking on the challenges of the story, the result it (at least for the moment) completing the arc of overcoming the flaw.