I'm a little puzzled by how many threads there are that start with "I have this idea with this theme and these characters, can you please help me come up with a plot?" or "I have this plot which requires these actors, can you help me come up with characters?" I'm puzzled, not annoyed, because I don't understand why anyone would want others to write their plot or characters. To me, coming up with ideas is the easy and fun part - those are what inspires me to write a story - and doing the writing which makes it all come together is the laborious part. Is it the other way around for some people?