From the beginning we are surrounded by stories. Our life is a story; the things that happen around us are stories and we create stories to entertain ourselves and others. Stories pass on information about history, other lands and other ways of life. Stories also teach us lessons in life. Characters and situations make up a story and those things, are our favorite elements. Create a character out of background, upbringing, and environment and put them in a specific situation to see how they react, overcome and interact with others. This is the essence of creating a story.