It's becoming a recurring theme of mine to wait and come up with a pretty good idea for a story. Then it seems to fall apart beyond deciding on minor characters, sub-plots, stuff that would be necessary for a good full-length novel. Is it a matter of reading more? I don't read that much fiction, truth be told, but don't seem to get much inspiration and am more like to end up copying style when I do. If any more experienced writers have an idea of what I'm experiencing, what does it come down to? I aim to write 'literary,' but am sure it's common for all beginners, or so I imagine. Referrals and resource links are good too please. Sorry if this gets asked a lot, but I tried to unearth already in the plot thread.