I am almost starting to think that once the characters are developed, once the story is mapped out and once the characters agree to being part of the story, THIS is your next step.
Write the first line. Write the last line. Then it’s just a question of coloring inside the lines.
Those lines will likely change in terms of things like adjectives. But the point is that their shape should stay the same.
The only thing I can write worth a damn are my own sorry opinions on things. But my voice is more suited to fiction. This presents a problem because instead of already having the story at my disposal, i have to engineer it. Little resources like this are really a godsend for an imbecile.