A quick post here to show how the Twelve Part Outline can be applied. Here’s a Zombie Apocalypse story done with it.
Establishment: Teresa is a happy, well adjusted, athletic parkour enthusiast living a normal life.
Incitement: Why is that guy biting that other guy? Why is my running partner trying to bite me? Run!
Challenge: Run like crazy to get away from the sudden yet sizable infusion of zombies.
Altercation: Meet up with a scrappy band of other survivors, fight off zombies, hole up in a church.
Payback: We should be safe here for a bit. We just need to figure out what’s going on, and get some medical help for Tom, who got bit.
Regrouping: Tom’s really sick, guys. Guys? OH MY…. TOM!!
Collapse: The gunshots from killing Tom seem to have attracted more of them to the church. I don’t think that door is going to hold.
Retreat: Run! There’s a emergency shelter in the basement of the church!
Recovery: Well, most of us made it to the shelter. THAT door will hold, and there’s food and water to last a while. And we’re SURE no one’s been bit.
Investment: Hey, Jimmy’s on the radio. He survived by hiding in the steeple! But he’s picked up an army transmission– they’re going to bomb the town in an attempt to quarantine the outbreak.
Confrontation: Jimmy’s spotted a hummer with keys it in, just a few blocks away. Someone fast and clever MIGHT be able to run, get it, and pick up everyone else.
Resolution: Teresa runs like crazy from the shelter to the hummer, picks everybody up, and with some fancy driving gets out of town to the quarantine checkpoint.