I think we could all agree that all stories need a central idea--a basic premise which the plot comes out of. Especially with film, this gets boiled down to what's called the LOGLINE, which is a one, maybe two sentence pitch which tells you what the story is about, e.g. A no-name, struggling puppeteer discovers a portal into John Malkovich's head and refuses to leave. It's the core idea that you create a framework around. I've got this problem of seeing specific images or characters or conversations in my head first, and then trying to create a premise that bends to meet these ideas. It's problematic, because it doesn't let the story come out organically, but even worse, I find it difficult to get these original scenes out of my mind so that I can create the idea and then flesh it out, rather than the other way around. Any thoughts on this?