Plot and Structure – is the arrangement of the events that make up the story and analysis of those events.

Structure itself is merely the order of events

Plot is the ordering of events to a specific end

In other words plot needs structure, by structure doesn’t have plot


Setting is defined by the constructs the characters are placed in, be they historical, social, geographic, emotional, ect.

Point of view is how the story is told, both in the tense and in what the authors precieved stance is on the issues that are raised

Theme is the meaning, or basic undestanding that is gained through the novel.

Conflict is necessiary to all stories – otherwise the story doesn’t have any currency.Typical types of conflict include: