I have the worst time coming up with interesting plots. I see story prompts, pictures, or whatever and I can write a really good scene, but tying that into a larger plot is hard for me. Another thing is the plot twist. Mine are pretty predictable.
Partly it’s because of the fiction I read as a kid – Mack Bolan, Tom Clancy, etc. Ludlum blows me away with the intricacies of his plots, as does Eric van Lustbader.
The third issue is I keep trying to figure out what genre I want – Mystery, Thriller, or Sci-Fi or some combo of them. Well, I’ve got to start writing again. NaNoWriMo – National Novel Writing Month – is November, (HT: My Brilliant Mistakes) and while I don’t intend to enter this year, I hope to get in next year.
How do _you_ come up with interesting plots?