“Strategy is not a dirty word. Strategy means that you’re a professional, someones who knows what they’re doing. A team of trained monkeys can type the first words that come into their heads. A writer has a plan.”
So says William Bernhardt (p13, Story Structure: The Key to Successful Fiction)
The seven point story structure is laid out again for me in this blog post over at ‘A Writer’s Path’, though this time I understand it better. I’ve had a whiteboard sitting on my desk for a month – waiting for me to fill in these points and now I have a clearer understanding of how I must go about it. Deciding the end is the key. Well explained, thanks Ryan.