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You'll need the following story elements. In case you have trouble thinking of your own, I have some examples to get you started. But I always encourage you to use your own ideas, if you have them.
|An idea – the premise, the basic thought around which the story will turn|
|A setting – a world for your story to take place in; it can be familiar, or wholly new|
|Characters – two or three, at least, to people your story|
|Aliens – (optional) strange and mysterious beings for your characters to encounter|
|Problem – something your characters want, need, must escape from, etc.|
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