The concept of “story” is a difficult to define. Everyone knows how to identify a story, but to describe what it actually is is a different matter. To me, a story is an in-depth look at an event or events. A story needs a character, who must have a desire. If the character has no desire, then there is no external motivation for the story to move along. The character must also experience conflict, which might interfere with their desire. My favorite story is Stephen King’s “The Dark Tower”. It is an epic tale told over the course of seven books. I like it so much because of the mood of the story. It is a strange mixture of time, space, apocalypse, romance, and spaghetti-western. The character development in it is superb, and there is always something that makes me want to keep reading and not put the book down. The characters are incredibly complex, and they each have their own set of motivations.