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Rated: ASR · Outline · Experience · #833197
A very rough draft of an outline for a book I would like to write.

I. Death of parents in accident
          A. Getting News
          B. Making Arrangements and Calls
                    a. Calling Family and Friends
                    b. Calling Funeral Home and Church

II. Funeral
          A. Receiving Condolences

III. Making Arrangements with Siblings
         A. Make trips to various places to settle parents' accounts.
         B. Reading of will
                   a. Main Character shocked at outcome.
                   b. Vows to have will overturned
         C.Start cleaning out homes
                   a. Siblings squabble over parents' belongings.
                    b.Main Character only takes what belongs to her.
         D.Disperse and discard accordingly.

IV. Parents' Belongings and Holdings Taken Care Of
         A. Older home sold and proceeds divided
         B. Other money and belongings fought over.

V. Making Discoveries
         A. Main Character finds duplicate birth certificate.
                    a. Different Name Listed As Father
                    b. Different Paternal City Listed
                    c. Same Hospital
         B.Siblings are as shocked as she
                    a. Anger and Hatred surface
                    b. Oldest brother disowns Main Character.
         C. Character and siblings look for clues
         D. Sporadic clues surface.
                    a. A Stuffed Toy
                    b. Old Letters
                    c. Birth Announcement
                    d. Newspaper Clipping

VI. Main Character Begins Search
         A. Starts Asking Immediate Family
         B. Starts Asking Parents' Friends and Co-Workers
         C. Looks on Internet
                   a. Finds Ten Men with this Name
                   b. Finds out Five Men Are Deceased
                   c. Three of Remaining Men Live in Area.

VII. Search Continues
          A. Two of three remaining men are not Caucasian.
          B. Main Character is very nervous.
                    a.Calls to Obtain Phone Number
                    b.Number Unlisted
                    c. Searches on Internet for transportation directions

VIII. Finding Out The Truth
          A. Going to see this person
                   a. Man does not know that he could be her father.
          B. Finding the Truth in Swallowed Lies
                   a. Lies she was told by her "parents".
          C. Satisfying Her Curiosity

IX. Aftermath of Discovery
         A. Damage to Personal Relationships
                   a. Siblings
                   b. Spouse
                   c. Friends
         B. Does Main Character end Up Alone?
         C. Does she pursue a relationship with him?
         D. Does he want to Find Out?

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