Hi everyone! I don't know if anyone else has this issue, but my planning is a little lacking especially when it comes to plot development. I tend to spend a lot of time developing my characters and my setting, and I set a few main points that I want to hit in the story and away I go. I like certain aspects of doing things this way--mostly that it cuts the planning time down so I can get writing faster--but it isn't a very realistic approach to story writing. So my question is, how does one plot a plot? I have actually, legitimately, tried before, but I never notice the problems with it until I start writing (problems like needing a whole new character and a secondary plot to tie everything together and flesh out the story--ugh, that one is annoying to discover half-way in). Is there a way to avoid that? How do you plan your story line?