So I had this brilliant idea for a story. There was a girl and a rival, this little village and some monsters. I knew what the shopping centre looked like. I knew where other people lived. But I had no idea what I wanted to happen in the story. I did a little research and here are my results.
It’s a short worksheet, since I am still working on my novel for NaNoWriMo, but hopefully it will give you direction with a story that you’re not quite sure about. My worksheet has 15 basic plots for you to think about. Of course, if you want to look in more detail at the different types of plot, you could try 20 Master Plots: And How to Build Them by Ronald Tobias or, if you want more general plots, The Seven Basic Plots by Christopher Booker.
As always, don’t stress over it and enjoy!