What makes a story memorable?
Memorable stories have morals — something to be learned, an essential reminder that spans across distance and time.
You might not write a series of fables with a clear moral tagged onto the end in bolded, all-caps font, but your characters learn lessons..
What do all of the stories have in common?
A story has five basic but important elements. These five components are: the characters, the setting, the plot, the conflict, and the resolution. These essential elements keep the story running smoothly and allow the action to develop in a logical way that the reader can follow.
What do the best books have in common?
THE TOP 10 “COMMON ELEMENTS” in BEST-SELLER NOVELS ALL ARE IN THE SAME GENRE… … ALL ARE A `TEXTBOOK’ CAMPBELL / VOGLER’S HERO’S JOURNEY. … ALL HAVE SIMPLE/`INVISIBLE’ PROSE STYLE. … THE SAME THEME. … FILMIC-NESS. … CLIFFHANGERS, AT THE END OF EVERY CHAPTER. … All feature `VILLAIN TRIUMPHANT’ stories in their first book of the franchise.More items…•
Is my story too similar?
So short answer: no, it doesn’t matter. Plagiarism is when you literally copy/paste pieces of someone else’s work into your own, not when your story belongs in the same section of the bookstore as someone else’s work. If you make your story unique and different, it doesn’t matter.