Sorry if this has been covered, I couldn't find anything quite along the right lines, unless I missed something. WELL, I've spent more time thinking over the same things and reading over webpages, threads, posts, resources etc for any sort of help whatsoever. All interesting and thoughtful, but nothing that has got me writing. Well, prompts have, and particular writing software has encourage the ideas to flow, but the problem is lack of ideas and inferior ones at that. SO I've been using StoryBase to broaden the horizons, as it were. Already it's got me thinking. Would the character do this? No. How would they react to that? Hmmm... etc. Also, the books I tend to prefer reading aren't novel length, so that has been helpful in realising I don't neeed lots of plot turns to fill a thick hardback. I only want to write shortish "novellas," (200 pages of an average sized book) some of which don't even have proper endings. But I like them, and they are published, and don't even have much to their plot. This gives me hope, which is why I'm posting here, in the hope I can get past this next step. I know it's not recommended to post current plot ideas on here, so I don't really know, just to ask for advice I guess. It is advisable to try to start writing with the ideas I have, or is using StoryBase, and not being that confident ANYWAY, a bad move? One final thing - beginnings. How could I find a way to begin it. I.e. a point in the story. It's tending to be edging on character-driven, and i can just see their lives over a long period of time. Perhaps this is something only i can find, but any help? Or just on the plot thing? Thank you. If this thread has been done, delete as appropriate, and sorry for the inconvenience.