Structure is a superficial feature of narrative. You can change it whenever you like. What's truly fundamental is tone. You do need a plan, but the best sequence is--write first, then plan. Then edit with confidence, knowing what you've got.
Detachment, compassion, specific detail, and economy—and we are well on the way to identifying some of the most important things in good writing.
Wit is the art of bringing unlikely things or ideas together, in such a way that the scandal or shock of their proximity arrives alongside a conviction that they have always belonged together.
It never feels, as a writer, as if you are being especially productive or prolific; in fact, the more you do the more you are likely to feel that it is not, never will be, enough.