The Three Stages of Story Development Wherein we figure out where we are in the process.
The Three Stages: The Search for Story Story Design Story Execution and Polish
Case Study Wherein we look at the most common missed opportunity (bordering on mistake) out there.
Four Key Questions: What is the concept that drives your premise, and why will it be compelling? What is your core dramatic question and arc (focus, unfolding exposition), driven by what your hero needs in context to the stakes attached? What opposes that quest, and how compelling (scary) is it? Is your First Plot Point functional, and is it where it needs to be?