i think the basic is ..
-the meaning of some story,
-groove and/or plot
-how to make the reader feels what are we tell about on the story.
Jade Sperry (jadedphotography.me)
The basic ingredients to how I write is A) You have to love what you write about. I love and am passionate music in all genres except for country music. B) You also have to have interest in what you're writing about. And C) You need to write for yourself as well. For example, I wouldn't want to write about sports because I don't really care about sports.
A strong character and plot which appeal to your audience. Most importantly, a strong and responsible message about the world we live in.
A good story comes from understanding the human condition, from not taking sides or making characters out to be black and white, from the emotion, the drama and the pathos of life on Earth.
It has to have honesty and truth before It's created. It has to have a good plot and good development of characters, they have to be crazy!! they have to be unlike characters before them, they need new tales to tell. How many of us have seen characters and plots recycled? I feel like there needs to be some variety in the literary world today, and thats not happening. The literary establishment assumes that men have a different role today that is far from literature. Whats happened to the male writers, fellow male writers they're gone! All we've got are boring autobiographies and celebrities published.
A connection between the text and the reader is basic. Some kind of pictures that makes the reader start to co-create is essential. And the creation of curiosity. What will happen next?
Characters and conflict. You have to care about the people you're reading about, and you have to care what happens to them. The conflict doesn't have to be huge, but there has to be something in their way so that you can root for them.
Its all about the characters really. YOU need compelling, interesting characters that have their own needs and aims and issues. From all that the plot will usually flow.
Then you need conflict. The main characters must not get what they want easily.
And you need a protagonist who is not just MR Evil but had some story and problems that explain why he/she does what they do.
Then there is change - a journey , a revelation, an epiphany for one or more characters. The main characters must change in some way through the story
I think you need someone to love, someone to hate and something absolutely impossible that the good guy has to do. I also have found that when reading for myself, I am more likely to forgive minor plot issues if I'm in love with the characters.
A nice, juicy conflict is a great starting point. And I love it when the protagonist, through that conflict and a willingness to face him- or herself, endures and ultimately sees the big picture. I guess that makes me an idealist (or maybe a sap), but it's what I admire.
Your subject. That's your ingredient.
I can only speak for myself on this. But, my main ones are:
Characters, characters, characters. And then plot. I also like to insert a twist or two, and some humor. The more lifelike you can make it, the better.
Characters you feel strong emotion for