The writer's passion. Something that lingers after the story has ended. Some form of truth. Adventure.
Characters and Plot
Spicy plot and a great ending.
Characters, plot, action, and suspense.
For me it's adventure mixed with lessons that will teach good morals.
It may be trite to say, but a good story must have a good beginning, middle and end. Characters needs to be sharply drawn, and good story lines are a must. Poor writing is the reflection of poor reading. So if you want to write, you must also read! Read anything, just so long as it is good literature. Unfortunately, young people have been deprived of good writing skills by the dumbing down of the education system. You will have to learn to write on your own; but you are not alone. Many good writers have had to persue their craft on their own, despite the educational system.
People. Every person is a story in him/herself. Even the most technical stories are about things which have been done by people. I like to meet those people and talk to them. There may be stories of achievement, triumph, disaster and tragedy but it's the human dimension that brings the reality home to the reader.
The main character(s), the plot, (message) and an ending that completes the message.
I think a good plot, some sound Characters and some dry humor are some good Ingredients for a good story.
Idea and its appliction in the societyare the main ingredients of the story.
Interesting characters and situations.
First and foremost, the writer must have a worthwhile purpose for what he intends to write. If the writer cannot develop a strong interest in his story line, neither will his readers. Character development, plots and story line will fall into place when the writer has a clear purpose.
The book must have a point.
Then plot, character development, and an easily readable form.
The beginning, middle and end.
The basic ingredients of a story is the meeting, the problem, the solution, and the ending.
Stories are made up of simple elements.
The introductions, with such things as character development and descriptions; These can be scattered throughout the story, but are usually in the first pages.
The plot, the most obvious and well known component of any story. The plot is the main driving force behind the story, the reason the characters are even worth writing about.
The climax, though many think there is only one in each story, climaxes are simply the point at which all problems are their worst or greatest.
The solutions, the end to the plot, or sub-plots; these can also be throughout the story, as long as the main plot remains until the final ending.