Something that holds your attention to each word written, the essential plot and chracters are the key.If your story is shy on your own developed characters,then its not proper.For novels,it’s the style of writing that's unique which can be depicted as,authors voice.Its usually takes writing a few books and stories to find your author’s voice, but once you have created one, you can move your story to the best sought after writers/authors list.Readers likes to read a novel with a distinctive voice and story line.They feel they’re meeting one of the characters half way through the storyline.The story becomes more alive and helps the reader feel they’re spending time with a friend.It helps them suspend disbelief and imagine the characters as seen fromthe viewpoint of a “real” person.
For a good story you need characters and conflict. The myriad of other necessary ingredients springs from these two.
Good, rich characters and believable dialog; a strong plot with conflict and a believable resolution; good words and a writer who knows how to wield them; the rest is pixie dust.
Character development, relationship building, morals, conflict, and resolution.
the character, who has some overwhelming obstacle to overcome, that finishes with a satisfying ending
The basic ingredients of a story is conflict and how that conflict turns out at the end of the story.
I am not sure, I think writing convincing stories may be harder than non-fiction, but in my work I am trying to make the latter have a strong narrative.
I'm a journalist at heart - personal journaling, but journaling none-the-less. It's the who, what, where, when, why, and how that are the basics. It's how they are presented that maintains the interest. Journalists have most often become our greatest writers. If you can write the basics in a simple and interesting manner, you can write. If you want to grow as a writer you have to stretch and mold that. That is the work that will grow the art.
Strong characters that you can really get to know but have a human side that you can connect with. If the character is too strong and doesn't show some sort of weakness, you can't relate to them. There has to be a strong story behind them to bring out the best and worst in them, they have to be multi-dimensional.
I am a character-driven reader and writer. I love a good story and I absolutely adore twists and whatnot but I firmly believe that the most important ingredient are believable and lovable characters. And by loveable I do not mean the cute teddy bear or fluffy doggy. I mean the character that will sweep me by both malevolent and heroic actions.
Me, thinking, ideas, and talking.
good characters. without them there is no story. with them, it's all you need.
You really need a good plot, but you also need some great characters. I've seen plenty of shitty plots go the distance on the strength of their characters, but I've never seen a great plot go the distance on no characters.
You've got to have a plot. Characters, maybe little sub-plots. Some kind of idea what's going to happen.
A plot, character/s, problem, climax, solution.