These are the questions given to me by Dr. Harrison Keys my former Intro to Theatre professor. These questions are a good guide when you are writing your book, story etc. to keep you on track or to help you find the weak points in your plot.
1. Who is the hero? Who is the person that we watch to see what is going to happen next?
2. What is he/she doing?
3. What makes it difficult? or What are the obstacles?
4. What does he/she do about it?
5. How will you know when the story is over?