Are you a plotter or a pantser?
To define, a plotter is someone who outlines or plans their stories and a pantser is one who starts a story and sees where it goes.
People will sometimes tell you that their method, whether it be outlining or spontaneous writing is better. Don’t believe them. Find what works for you. There are pros and cons to both methods.
I personally do a mixture of both. I need to know the basic structure of my story before I can write it. But if it is too structured, I just want to write the doggone thing. My characters get restless if I take too long to plot. I get an idea of scenes and need to write them down or else they will fade.
The best plotting system I’ve ever found is the seven point system. I could explain it, but I couldn’t do nearly as good of a job as Dan wells. So here is the link to the youtube video.
It is certainly worth the time to check it out. It helped my plotting tremendously.
How detailed do you plot? Have you tried the seven point method?