I am sharing a few things
The first task of your beginning is to hook the reader.
Use great opening lines, teasers, attitude, story frames or prologues to grab the reader.
Watch out for dull exposition at the beginning. Act first; explain later.
The strongest plots have a sense of death hovering over the head. This can be physical death, psychological death or professional death.
Adhesive holds the lead and opposition together. If the lead can solve the problem simply by resigning from the action, the reader will wonder why he doesn’t do so.
Duty is often the adhesive. A professional duty ( as in a cop solving a case) or a moral duty ( as in a mother fighting to save her child). Physical location can be an adhesive, where it is impossible for a character to leave a place.
The fundamental rhythm of a novel is action, reaction, more action (ARM). You can control the pace by how you control the beats.
Raise the stakes throughout the middle portion of the novel. Stakes can relate to plot, character and society.
There are three basic types of endings: the lead gets his objective; the lead loses his objective; or we don’t know if the lead gets it.
The lead can gain his objective, but with a negative result attached;or he can lose his objective with some positive result.
Sacrifice is a powerful element in many endings.
Some endings focus on the final battle the Lead must fight. Others focus on the final choice the lead must make.
Keeping all these pointers in mind sure does help in plot points. Do you all have any favourite writing craft book that you frequently refer to? How do you all plot your books? Any pointers for me to help me plot better?