It seems the majority of threads begun here lately are of the form: My answer to most of these is the same. It doesn't matter what the storyline is. It may sound so familiar you want to groan and say, "Oh, not another one!" It may sound so outlandish and improbable that you think to yourself, "You have got to be kidding!" What matters is how you write it. Are the characters well developed? Is the dialogue believable and interesting? Is the description well balanced with the action? These are not the kinds of questions you can answer from a plot summary. So why do we have this forum at all? First of all, let's distinguish between the theme, the storyline, and the plot. The theme is a concept that sums up the point of the story. Typical themes are: Coming of age The value of friendship The value of integrity Lessons of life Overcoming overwhelming obstacles Your relationship with God The storyline consists of the sequence of events. What happened first, and to whom? What events led to other events, and what events merely happen to coincide. The plot is the force that moves the story along. It consists of actors, environment, conflict, and resolution. Every plot has a conflict that defines it. A large work, such as a novel, may have many subplots wound around a central plot, each of which has its own conflict. Conflicts may be: Man vs. man (in the broadest sense - sentient being vs, sentient being) Man vs. himself (inner dilemnas, moral conficts, warring motivations, etc) Man vs. God (includes man vs. nature, man vs. natural obstacles) Various people draw up somewhat different lists of the types of conflict, but this covers the general range. The plot develops from when you first introduce the elements of the conflict, up to the climax where the conflict reaches a critical point, and thence to the resolution. The resolution may be an outright victory, but more often it's some manner of compromise, whether a satisfactory one or not. So developing a plot is a matter of identifying/defining the conflicts that comprise the plot, and deciding how they interact. Subplots may, either in building toward their climax, or in their resolution, complicate the central conflict. Nor do all the plots need to be resolved by the end of the story. Some loose ends bring a more realistic feel to a story, although you should have some manner of resolution for your central conflict, lest your story feel "unfinished." So try to think in these terms rather than focusing on whether the storyline is appealing in and of itself.