Aaron Shepard's article, What Makes a Good Story? Tips for Young Authors, is a must read for all writers striving to write a good story.
As in all discussions of what makes a good story, different opinions arise over the order of Shepard's elements.
However, most agree with the author who says, "The real breakthrough starts with storytelling. It is what makes your writing real entertainment."
For more resources, visit Aaron Shepard’s Young Authors Page And visit his Home page as well.