This is going to be a long thread but i hope someone helps me out Im working on my finished novels but I feel like my stories are simple and for that reason i feel as if they are incomplete.... My first story follows Sam who is the Godmother of a crime family (think Griselda Blanco).... Sam is dating a man name John from another crime family, unknown to her, he is married to another woman name Lisa in which that marriage unify John crime family and Lisa crime family. Sam finds this out (not knowing of this arranged marriage) kills Lisa in rage and betrayal. The family fires back by kidnapping John and now Sam sets out to rescue John. Sam goes out and rescue John but turns around and kills John. Story ends. Here i a chapter by chapter outline: Chapter 1- Sam finds out John is married Chapter 2- Sam goes and kills Lisa Chapter 3- Lisa family attacks Sam and kidnaps John Chapter 4- Sam prepares to get John Chapter 5- Sam goes and gets John back Chapter 6- Sam kills John Story Ends My 2nd story follows Tyler who is one of the 4 "Prince" of a mob family. Tyler gets himself into the drug business by robbing a crime family warehouse operation and raiding they trucks. The family fires back by attempting to assasinate Tyler and guns down his brother. Tyler sets out to get revenge for his brother death by going to face the rival family head on and successfully gets his revenge. The Story Ends. Here is a chapter by chapter outline: Chapter 1: Tyler and his crew plans to raid another mob family trucks and warehouse Chapter 2- Tyler and crew executes plan Chapter 3- Rival family attack Tyler and crew and kills brother Chaoter 4- Tyler prepares to go to war with rival family Chapter 5- Tyler successfully kills rival family Story Ends I feel like my stories are incomplete because they are short and happens relatively in a few chapters. What am i missing? Why do i feel like its not flushed out enough? What do i need to make the story feel "Whole" or Complete?