As you continue work on developing your story, keep these things in mind:
Create compelling characters – create a profile for each character. To help write your descriptions, search for character development questions online. Or do hand-drawn sketches to get you started
Construct your plot – hook the reader on the first page! – conflict, climax, resolution –beginning, middle, end – and remember that pacing is important.
Dialogue – gives information, develops characters, moves your story along. Each character should sound different, and dialogue should be integral to story-telling (not just filler).
Scene/setting – research time periods, places, historical facts, etc.
Point of view – first person (I went…) or third person (She went…). Keep tense consistent (past or present).
What other tips have you found helpful?1