The characters, the plot, and the ending all come at the same time XD
for me it varies like sometimes i think of fantastic character and other times a specific scene/line. it just depends what hits me first
I'm the same way.
Very true ^^
I get ideas for characters all the time because I people watch. Then sometimes I come up with plots, and I can pick from my character bank to choose the ones that fit best.
The title. All my stories are based around my title. No title, no story.
Usually inspiration hits me with a plot - sometimes part of a plot, other times the whole thing. Doesn't mean it won't change as I write it though. Characters I come up with as I write - I just did an overhaul on my latest novel because the character needed to be feistier, but that came after writing 50,000+ words and really getting into the plot at last. Settings are the last thing for me. I forget to describe places and how things are laid out. DX
Characters and stages
I always do the characters first, then the plot. I never think of the ending though which can be a bit of a problem but I always figure something out :D
Characters tend to come first...sometimes I have no plot at all and the plot grows from the characters.
I think it's different for each book that I write but for most it's either a character, message, or setting.
The plot! That sparks the idea. :D :D