What makes a story is the ability it has to relate to the reader. The power you get from a story is how you are able to relate it to yourself.
Good characters make a good story. Using at the lovable characteristics of my nephew, I point out essential parts of character development.
A while ago I wrote Novel Planning about different ways that you can plan out a story. Mapping things out is something that's important to me because I like the structure. In middle school I remember writing a story that I was enjoying, but then I realized that it kept going on and on, I'd… Continue reading Story Mapping
Contrast is taking two complete opposites and putting them together to accentuate the differences. The complementing is good in life, and in writing.
A writing skill not many think of, is the ability to be precise. In all writing and communicating, the ability to be concise is valuable.