chapter  13
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Story structure and characters

Assuming you do have something to say then, in its most basic form, a story can be broken down into six very basic elements: Balance, Disharmony, Inciting Incident, Problem, Resolution and Consequence or Resolution. Let me open this up by giving a simplified example from Kyoto:


Yesterday all was calm, spring was beginning to push away the long winter but nothing much was happening except it was getting warm. I didn’t write this scene; other than reporting the domestics of the boy and the bear getting ready to greet the day, what would have been the point?