I have a one novel and one screenplay I am working on. Both of them have major plot issues that can't seem to be ironed out. I am about to start over, tossing out all the things that just don't work. I've thought about telling my friends the stories, and the problems each one is having, and seeing if they can help me. To ask them for ideas or advice. I've noticed many of my friends are very clever. We have worked on short indie films before, and they randomly come up with ideas on the spot. Sometimes the things they come up with are genius, and they don't even realize it. My question is, is this advisable? Secondly, do professionals ever do this? I just can't imagine J.K. Rowling asking her friends for help on her books.