Whenever I attempt to plan stories out it seems like I never end up actually writing the thing. I can start out just spontaneously writing, and while I think that goes well, it seems like this always leaves me with a meandering story that is often almost devoid of events; "Dude winds up in foreign world because reasons and wanders about the alien landscape" isn't much of a story. So my question is what do you guys do to plan a story? Flow charts? Spontaneously write? How do you personally put together a story?