Writing a story? What do you think makes a story great?
Of course you could list more things, but let’s just go with your top three. Post your list in the comments.
I am not looking for the typical answers like settings, plots and characters. I am looking for what you need the story to be.
I will start.
- I need to feel for the characters in the story. I need to care about what happens to them.
- For written stories without visuals, I need great descriptive words to help me visualize what is happening.
- I need to be interested in the storyline from the very beginning.
If you want people to follow your story, engage them with its elements. Just make sure that you are engaged first.