If you’re using the textbook, you’re already aware that planning is an essential part of the storytelling process. It begins as soon as you have some idea of what your story is about. Having a story plan helps you find all the elements you’ll need to tell your story well.
Peter Rosen, winner of the 2008 NPPA writing award, is a meticulous story planner. As a feature reporter for KUTV in Salt Lake City, Utah, Rosen edited his own stories and developed his own writing philosophy. “Writing isn’t about words for myself,” he says. “When it comes to writing, less is so much more.”
You can see some of Rosen’s work online here.