This study will establish the credibility of The Story Template in two potential applications. The first application is the use of The Story Template by editors and agents to increase their efficiency when choosing publishable material and later pinpointing errors in the story construct that must be revised before it is published.
The second application of The Story Template is its use by novelists and screenwriters while they develop their stories. In either case, The Story Template hopes to add structure to a now solely intuitively-guided field. This structure may help to limit time wasted to 'reinventing the wheel' in the context of story. It may serve as a starting place from which artists may get past 'writers' block' when designing story.
Before writers and editors begin using The Story Template as it is intended, they should validate its credibility - an element indicated in this study by final sensitivity, specificity, and accuracy scores. Further validation trials will be required to establish The Story Template as a reputable theory, but this research will provide the ground-breaking step in that corroboration process.