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How to Write a Novel, Part 4: Elements of a Story

by Kaela E. | English and Writing

4 Lessons 41:02
  1. 1. Trailer 1:19
  2. 2. Conflict: Types of Conflict and How to Use it 16:04
  3. 3. Theme: Identifying and Writing Theme 7:20
  4. 4. Setting: Understanding and Creating Settings 16:19

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If you want to learn how to write a novel, you're going to need to learn the five elements of a story! Today, we're talking about the theme, setting, and conflict in a story. These three elements will help you understand any story you read or watch, and can help you create your own captivating stories as well! At times, it may seem like a lot to consider, but by taking it to step by step, we can use these elements any time!


  • Conflict
  • Elements
  • Setting
  • Story
  • Theme
  • Writing


I have experience teaching various workshops to high school students, as well as working with grad school kids on understand homework. I have also facilitated leadership activities for high school students.

Media is an ever-changing landscape. I've spent many years exploring film, writing, art, and of course, photography. Though the fast pace practices of each discipline many be overwhelming at times, my courses will help you learn the ins and outs of the industry. By breaking it down to its basics, we can keep up with new trends and software with ease.

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