Assignment #6- 5 Ideas & Chapter Outlines

Read Finding the Killer Idea by Tom Hyman.  Make a list of 5 ideas that excite you then take one of those ideas and expand on it by creating an outline where you would want to take the story.

1. A series of books about angels that are sent to guard humans while overcoming personal battles.

2. Rewriting/drawing the comic Rachel & I started 11 years ago about a group of teenage girls who use runes to fight magical battles.

3. A series of books based on a card game that chooses a handful of humans to compete for demi-godhood.

4. A rewrite of the story of Beauty and the Beast where it is a family curse passed down from father to son.

5. A werewolf fiction involving a seventh human child as the main character, set in modern-day.


Ch1: Archangel Gabriel learns he is being demoted to guardian status because he’s become too prideful over the years.

Ch2: Taking human form, he saves his charge, Delphine LeFleur and is injured in the process.

Ch3: He pretends to be unable to remember who he is and his charge visits him in the hospital.

Ch4: Delphine welcomes him to her home where she lives with her brother.

Ch5: Gabriel discovers a demon in her pet and fails to exorcise it because he hasn’t redeemed himself enough to gain back the ability.

Ch6: He manages to prevent the demon from harming the woman, but soon has to deal with more.

Ch7: He becomes aware that his charge has been targeted for possession but can only keep them at a distance.

Ch8: Delphine invites him to join her on her weekly charity outings in hopes that he’ll remember something.

Ch9: She spends the next day with Gabriel at home where he learns more about her.

Ch10: A high-ranking demon tries to seduce her while Gabriel is summoned away.

Ch11: He’s torn by his budding feelings for his charge and his duty to guard her and regain favor with God.

Ch12: He has to reveal his true nature to his charge in order to protect her from an attack by one of the demons.

Ch13: After dispatching the rest of the demons, Gabriel explains everything to Delphine.

Ch14: Gabriel receives a summons back to heaven  to resume his original position as archangel messenger.


About Cici Brown
I'm a happily married mother of two and a half. I'm usually pretty bubbly and in some cases, according to my husband, too open about everything. I am and always will be a gamer geek, though I haven't table-top roleplayed for many years. I still manage to hit an MMO or two. My interests include most things geek and Vampire fiction, though not the sparkly kind, that's not vampire fiction. I have goals towards publishing that have yet to be fulfilled but one day...

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