I'm not sure whether I should have posted this under plot development or character development. Both are applicable. This relates to a problem I've been having for ages with a novel. I've written quite a bit of it, and from time to time return to it to try to progress it, but I always get bogged down with the same problrm. This is a main character (male, in his 40s, British, a photo-journalist) who has lost his memory in an accident (a terrorist bombing as it happens, but that is secondary). He is left trying to piece together his life from what other people tell him. But no-one tells him the full story. There is something about his past that they don't want him to know. He feels like he is putting together a really complicated jigsaw from thousands of little pieces, but however hard he works at it, and however he approaches it, he keeps sensing that there are some pieces missing. His quest is to find out what it is that no-one will tell him. My problem is that I just can't think of what might have happened in his life that they don't want to tell him. I've tried getting it to work with something along the lines of marital infideility but I couldn't get that to work. I've had him married to one person who he left a month before the accident to live with another woman he'd been having an affair with, but that didn't work. Any ideas, anyone?