As writers, we often get so caught up in making sure we have all the proper elements in place we forget who our stories are meant for—the reader. Most readers know nothing of the work that goes into building a story from the ground up. They’re merely looking for a great story. One that draws on their heartstrings, allows them to step outside their dreary lives, and has them dying to know what happens next. These are the elements we need to capture in our stories.