Here's a great course to improve your plotting. Or maybe your story is stuck, and you'd like to take it in a new and fresh direction. I came across a resource that might give you the building blocks you need.
Writer Mike Barker, inspired by the book 20 Master Plots (and how to build them), has put together a course complete with exercises, that takes writer through the different types of plots. Reading through the course, you get the sense that you're sitting in a workshop with Barker, soaking in the information.
Here's the different components of his course:
Introduction: the eight common denominators of a good plot
Master Plot 1: The Quest
Master Plot 2: Adventure
Master Plot 3: Pursuit
Master Plot 4: Rescue
Master Plot 5: Escape
Master Plot 6: Revenge
Master Plot 7: The Riddle
Master Plot 8: Rivalry
Master Plot 9: Underdog
Master Plot 10: Temptation
Master Plot 11: Metamorphosis
Master Plot 12: Transformation
Master Plot 13: Maturation
Master Plot 14: Love
Master Plot 15: Forbidden Love
Master Plot 16: Sacrifice
Master Plot 17: Discovery
Master Plot 18: Wretched Excess
Master Plot 19 & 20: Ascension & Descension
Finishing Up: a final checklist for your plot
If that's not enough for you, Barker has a list of 281 writing exercises to try.
What resources do you use to fine tune your plot? Or do you just wing it?