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Simply Write a Story

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Fiction is fabricated and based on writers’ imaginations. Short stories, novels, myths, legends, and fairy tales are all considered fiction. Many writers use historical or current events as jumping off points since every story must start somewhere. Whatever writers’ inspiration, they use specific narrative techniques to heighten their story’s impact. Major narrative techniques include character, plot, point of view, setting, and certainly some kind of conflict. These elements overlap and depending on the story, it’s often difficult to determine which is the most important. Some people say it’s setting, others character, but they’re also interdependent. Characters are often based on real …