I am not an expert. Far from it, with just two novels and very little readership. What most of the experts say is to adopt some method like the snowflake or something. The fundamental premise is that of conflict and conflict resolution.
I am myself a person with lots of conflicts none of which have been resolved. And there are lucky people who never face a single conflict. The second category will not make interesting reading because it a boring cycle of wake up – work-come back home-eat-slerp and repeat. Stories can be made of this too without the a snowflakes or any other models