I don’t understand the words in that second sentence. I mean, I understand each word individually, but ‘your plot threads should be firmly enmeshed with the story evolution framework’? Not so much.
I really don’t know how to go about doing any of this without actually writing the book. I do think it could be quite useful for structuring the book and making sure the pacing works, but that’s not something I’d look at until I started writing – I think it might work trying to write to each target (I remember Lani Diane Rich saying she finds writing to each turning point easier than the idea of writing a whole book), so for the middle section:
1 Characters design short-term goals to reach the story goal
For each main character, introduce short-term goals that will assist that character in reaching the story goal. Give a brief description of each goal and how each character is attempting to reach it. Use your plot sketch (Worksheet 4) as a springboard for this section.
2 Quest to reach the story goal begins
In this section the characters put their first short-term goals into action. Sketch out what they go through during this time.
3 First short-term goals are thwarted
The first short-term goal proves impossible. What events take place to make this failure come about?
4 Characters react with disappointment
Characters react differently to disappointment, and these reactions show the kind of people they are. Provide insight into each major character’s reactions.
But Wiesner has 17 points for the middle section – 17! – and there’s no way I could plot them in advance. Could you?