No part of your story exists in isolation. They are merely a component of a greater whole; just as walls and a roof disconnected from its foundation would collapse, so also will your story if each element doesn’t dovetail into the other. Because of this, writers need to understand how each part of the story fits together.
Here are some articles that examine a story’s major components and how they work together:
• Five elements of a story
• Five parts of a plot
• Types of conflict (the heart of every story)
• Character arc
My name is Rob Bignell. I’m an affordable, professional editor who runs Inventing Reality Editing Service, which meets the manuscript needs of writers both new and published. I also offer a variety of self-publishing services. During the past decade, I’ve helped more than 300 novelists and nonfiction authors obtain their publishing dreams at reasonable prices. I’m also the author of the 7 Minutes a Day… writing guidebooks, four nonfiction hiking guidebook series, and the literary novel Windmill. Several of my short stories in the literary and science fiction genres also have been published.