Try to include at least 4 or 5, but not necessarily all 10.
- interesting characters
- word play
- unique setting
- surprise/twist ending
- only about one thing, one conflict (no subplots and multiple themes)
- empathy (MC having a problem with which the reader can identify)
In the weeks to come, I'll talk more about word play, voice, and plots and themes. For now, check out the rest of Kim Norman's interview for more of her writing wisdom! Have a great day and happy writing!
If you liked this, read The Top 10 Story Elements.