Stories are foundational in our understanding of how the world works, and what humanity is like.
The art of telling a good story lies in distinguishing it from just an 'event' by adding
An event is simply something that has happened. It's the headline to the article.
"Little Red Riding Hood took cookies to her grandma" is an event, but it's not yet a story....
Every story needs a why. A driving force. A goal for the protagonist to accomplish. A reason for the plot to progress.
This needs to be established early to engage the audience.
Every story needs a bad guy. Not necessarily a villain, just something that will establish tension. It's a barrier to the mission. Something that will put the mission at risk....
Every story needs a good guy. For the catharsis, each story needs a resolution. A way for the mission to be accomplished and the bad guy to be overcome.
It's the second "but" moment ...
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