As writers, we should know the answer to this question, right?
The answer, oddly enough, is that we should understand the question.
Tobias has written a great book to help us with this.
You can find this interesting book here:
1. Look at the different basic plots in the list below.
2. Where does your plot (or the plot in the book you are reading) fit?
You may wish to read more on plots here: