History and culture are what makes a country. In developing patriotism or creating a country, nation, or world, come to understand the culture and history.
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.
In our head, princesses have specific qualities. But aren't there exceptions for all of them? What princess are in your life? What princesses do you write?
Good characters make a good story. Using at the lovable characteristics of my nephew, I point out essential parts of character development.
Characters in a story have a deep and dark place in their story arcs. We have them in our lives as well. Do you know yours, or better - the solution?