I heard this at a workshop and try to follow the advice. Particularly when writing a fast paced mystery it is useful. Events have to culminate and if it is in that corner, it is amazing what new ways the characters come up with to get out of that corner. The idea sounds daunting but it works.
I'm a serious writer, meaning I have a regular daily writing habit, and I'm interested in sharing my work through publication. My favorite literary form is the novel. I write to entertain myself and my readers.