Writing Prompt: The Business Plan

'Sorry About That Dealine' by Barbara L Hanson (sourced from Flickr)

‘Sorry About That Dealine’ by Barbara L Hanson (sourced from Flickr)

I’ve been working on my business plan as a writer for the last couple of months (it’s a good idea to help you really buckle down on goals, if you aren’t sure where to start, try this series of articles).

With my business plan so in mind I thought it could be fun to think of how you could use a business plan in a story. Perhaps you have an entrepreneurial young thief and his business plan is the start of what will one day become the thieves guild. Or maybe a modern day witch wants to run a cupcake store, she makes her business plan, gets the bank loan, and starts her patisserie up, but her cupcakes keep casting spells on customers(something her business plan certainly didn’t take into account!).

How can you start your story with a business plan? Will your protagonist have missed a vital part in the plan which makes everything collapse, or will outside complications turn things on their heads?

Don’t forget to share your thoughts or successes in the comments below.

About Kirstie Olley

Kirstie Olley was the President of Vision Writers Group during 2015-2018, has had ten short stories published since joining the group in 2012, has been a finalist in the Aurealis Awards and received multiple honourable mentions in the Writers Of The Future contest. She also blogs and has free fiction at her website http://www.storybookperfect.com/
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One Response to Writing Prompt: The Business Plan

  1. Daniel says:

    I remember talking business degrees with Trahern once before the Vision meeting, and he said something along the lines of how a business graduate gets a virgin for the ritual that will make them a big name in business. Unfortunately, no one mentioned it was a MALE virgin! I wonder how that would screw up the ritual spell?

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