Well I have been contemplating taking on the project of writing my own novel, I have been thinking a lot about what makes a good story. Like a puzzle you must have all the pieces and have them in the right place in order to see the bigger picture. So what are the components that makes a good story and need to be included within a novel. When I read a book the things I look for are world building and great character development. To move the plot along there must be romance, drama, chaos, battles (either inner self or with another). I feel like all of these things are the givens and most known. I want to know what other people think. When you read a book what are the things that make you fall in love? Is it the use of words and literary devices, the genre, the story, the little extensive details, the reality and believability of the story, uniqueness? What makes a book a GREAT BOOK?