Saturday, September 6, 2008
I want to thank our first presenters, first of all! Kristin and Jordan, you both did a great job. OK, so here's a new discussion topic for all of us. In your opinion, what is the most important feature of a short story: plot, character(s), setting, or the ever-abstract "theme"? Can a short story be a short story without characters? Without a setting? Are there any other important standard aspects of a short story beyond, or not contained within, these four elements?