How do people come up with ideas for mini plots for example, I have one main plot which is running throughout the first story and first half of the second. But within the first story, I need a filler plot. Something that happens which creates situations allowing two certain characters to become closer, therefore creating heartbreak when the main story line comes to a head. How do you think of ideas? I'm at a halt, what I think, doesn't sound good enough, doesn't sound enough to create enough for a story to be secondly based on. Main plots aren't always the first thought, they can run in the back ground all through with some defining moments of the second plot referring back to the main...if you get me, lol that's what I'm trying to create. Just low on how to gather ideas, do you just write anything and hope for the best or do you take time out? I dont want to take time out and lose my connection to the story and characters.