Elements of a Story: The List of 7

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Next week, I’m going to be doing a bunch of ‘Questions 3’ that revolve around the elements of a story.  Mostly, I’m curious to see what people think.  This also stemmed from finding a variety of lists for story elements.  The trio was the most basic one, but I kept running into a 7 item list with more depth.  Since doing 7 days of ‘Questions 3’ would get old fast, I figured I’d mention them now.

So, what are the 7 elements?

  1. Setting– This is one of the big ones.  I noticed that larger lists chop this up into pieces like time and place being separated.  Simply put, this is where the story takes place, which you need to describe to some extent.
  2. Plot–  Here’s another one of the trio, which gets chopped up even more than setting to make larger lists. Simply put: your…

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