Okay, herewegoitis THOUGHT EXERCISE TIME
Hopefully, this will help us all think about what goes into a good story
SIX attributes of a great hero
FIVE characteristics of a great villain
FOUR features of a great adventure
THREE traits of a great romance
TWO parameters of a great tragedy
ONE necessity of a great story
As an interesting side activity, you could try asking your friends/family/comrades these questions, too. Who knows, you may learn something new about them.
A brief note to new watchers:
Most of what I submit goes quickly to the scraps, so if you aren't watching that I guess you could miss out on some things? You probably have your reasons to not be watchin' the scraps if you aren't, but I'm just. You know. Throwing that out there. Also, almost all of my journal entries ask obnoxiously personal questions or meta about story writing like this instead of serving as actual journal entries, so there's that, too.