Be it any of these, you would agree that a story is based on three major pillars, namely: Plot, Characters and Description.
If your story is the idea, the plot is the flesh and blood for the story. Jotting down each detail into the story, a plot creates a path for the writer. To have a strong story, a plot is a must. As a writer, you could divide the plot into three main aspects:
Main Plot or the theme
Sub Plot or the chapter themes
Sub-sub plots or the underlying layers to the chapters
Together, these three make for an interesting story. Remember, your plot becomes the leader and description follows it to create a trail.
Most writers feel that characters are the soul of any story. They are right. Until you have a character that is interesting, who would want to read a story. Therefore, creating layered, interesting and deep characters automatically becomes important.
A tip on creating characters is that use your knowledge about a character to create him/ her/ other. Always know your character inside-out before writing about them.
The third pillar basically joins the plot and characters. Imagine you have a brilliant story. You also have a brilliant character but both of them are brilliant in isolation. Would a reader enjoy reading two intriguing parts of a story in isolation or one story that has a brilliant connect between them?
Of course, the latter. And that is what description does for you. It binds the characters in the plot and weaves a strong narrative for the story.
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