(Also, a good idea to write them, first.)
I'm thinking I'll call this series "How to Plot Your Novel ... or Plotting For Pansters".
Q: I know specific plot points my novel is wanting, but I'm unsure about how to figure out what goes between them. Any suggestions?
A: As a died in the wool panster, this is what I'd recommend! :-)
Start writing madly with every plot point you have in mind. You can make a "road map" on a piece of paper, jotting down the main important destinations. Big City - - - - Visit Prison (to check up with incarcerated witness) - - - - Shabby Hotel - - - - etc. Then, when you're writing along, and suddenly in the Shabby Hotel your MC yells, mid argument, "I told you we shouldn't have taken that stupid short cut! If you'd have listened to me, we would have been here hours ago, and that little girl never would have been shot in the bank robbery, 'cause we would have stopped it before it happened!!!"
|Real, actual road map plot I've been writing from for a couple years now, off & on.|
Then make a note in your road map.
In between Prison and Shabby Hotel jot down "Short cut - argue about". There you have another scene that you will need to write so readers will know why your MC is so mad about not being listened to.
You can use symbols, or scribble pictures... whatever will spark your memory later on.
This is the method I use, and it works really well for me. So long as I am faithfully following the story by putting down on paper the scenes I DO know, the others will generally follow... like clues on a mystery case. As the writer/detective you get a feel for where you need to go, (and take your readers along with you) next.
Hope this helps!!!
Have a good NaNo!