I've always had so many ideas for stories, about beautiful settings or interesting scenarios, etc, but most of these stories have failed because I've failed to give them any real point or substance beyond they pretty setting or the action or the fancy sci-fi ideas. What real conflict there was was shoved in where it didn't fit, or were large instances so spread apart I had a hard time connecting them. Today I planned out the emotional development of my character through an entire novel, but I still do not know: -the setting -the genre -the gender of any character -the time period -most of the plot I am having the opposite problem from what I've always had. Instead of having the clothes and skin of a story without bones, I have the skeleton with nothing to put on it. I'll get through it, but I was wondering if anybody has any advice or has had a similar experience. It's just kind of funny, I guess.