When writing out my story I can't really seem to get the story moving by having an idea ALONE, so what I like to do is create "open loops", which are ideas that are presented without conclusion that are looped back to a bit later. For example, I know that my latest plot involves the main character saving someone he sees like his younger self, and then after saving his younger self moves onto being inspired to save the world. The plot idea alone if I was to approach it entirely linear would be rather flat and predictable, but by adding in open loops I can keep people guessing and have them eventually realise that the main character has grown without me telling them explicitly. Each chapter I write I am struggling, and I struggle because I really WANT to just TELL people what happens but I am stuck needing to write compelling story that SHOWS them what happens. What I have started to accept is that you have to write in open loops, and you have to leave some things unanswered... It is so hard! I just want it to be done already! But good plot requires constant thirst and hunger being created for the audience, and I think I am finally understanding how important that is for not only the story but finishing it also.