Plot is the action or the quest of your story.
Character is the person (or persons) who carry out the action of your story.
Conflict is the struggle experienced by your character both internally and externally as she carries out the action of the story.
Theme is a core belief expressed through your story.
Setting is the backdrop against which your story happens.
In future posts, I will explore each of these essential elements in detail.
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