Elements of Fiction (34)

Element 34: Integrity

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Apparently, not many writers have pondered Integrity as a fictional element. I have though, and these are my thoughts.

Integrity is the wholeness of the story. No incongruous bits sticking out. No gratuitous sex or violence (that does not belong or truly develops character or forwards the plot). No gaps or holes. It makes the story whole. It makes the story…

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