Lol, calm down...! This thread is to discuss the most successful elements we have observed in any kind of narrative (this includes movies). Top central plot: LOVE. I think pretty much everyone knows love stories are pretty effective to capre readers. We've seen them everywhere and there's a good reason for that. So, what else? Top central plot modifier: DRAMA People like to cry. They remember with please movies and novels that made them cry, and since the top central plot is love, we know they want a happy ending... so we are reaching somewhere. Do you think you can contribute to this thread? Do you think it is possible to keep enriching this formula to make it more speciphic and useful for fellow authors? Perhaps you are more into challenging this two basic premises? The ground is yours!