This picture of a triangle piece of watermelon is the closest thing I have to fitting this topic...at least it's a triangle? Maybe that's an idication to my contribution to this week which is:
Jeffe did her homework and explained the MICE quotient, check it out and her links to The Writing Excuses Podcast!
For me, I don’t consider myself a technical writer and couldn’t have told you the four elements that start a story before Sunday. I just write. I see a story in my head and I put the words down.
And if you’re curious, after reading the four options I can say I start my stories with Event—nested in character. When I write fantasy or science fiction the stories start out with something big that changes the status quo and the endings are a resolution to the new normal.
There really can’t be a return to the old normal. Characters progress and change and when that happens normal is altered.
I wish I had more to offer on the topic, but I'll bow out and leave a giant arrow back to Jeffe and KAK's posts.
What element do you use in your writing?