Well - I spent an hour reading through this section in David Baboulene's The Story Book and I'm only a little wiser.
I fared a little better with the section on Character and Plot, even getting my head around the concept that Character is Plot and Plot is Character - you can't have one without the other. It's led me to think (yet again) about my opening chapters and I'm going to have to re-write (yet again) to take the character of Dr Blake into account. I've made her too likeable, and she's also too shallow. I don't mean she spends all her time thinking about her appearance, I mean that I haven't defined her properly. Sure, she wants to go home to watch Graham Norton, and she wants to know who Miss Esme Smith is.....but I haven't thought about her drives, her ego and her life outside the hospital. This book is as much about her journey as Esme's...probably more so.
So - Chapters 1 through 8, here we go again!