on Jami Gold site:
Unless we’re only ever going to write just one book, we need to improve our ability to develop an idea into a story. That means we might want to strengthen our process for discovering our story’s characters, the point of their struggles, and the plot that leads readers from page to page.
Story development skills are especially important if we’re going to participate in NaNoWriMo nextmonth. Right now is the perfect time to get our story idea ready for drafting.