As many of you may know, I'm working on a project (memoir) based around myself. Today, I was assigned by my professor to look over a few of my classmates work and see if they had a clear and solid story concept. Some of them did, but there was one assignment for this STORY BIBLE OUTLINE (13-23 pages) that one student had done. He did NOT put any effort into his outline by giving detail or anything. How can you write a good story when everything is so general? I wanted detail and information but I didn't get that. I felt kind of bad when I was grading it, but it felt even worse that the characters were half developed. The character is just as important as the story, if you lack one thing then it all falls apart (like the domino effect). I wasn't sure if I wanted to say his project/outline was a waste of time, because it has no detail or imagery for me to go off of. There is only one student in my class, whose paper I looked over that blew me away...it had me smiling from ear to ear! That's what a story and the characters should do to you; make you have some type of emotionally reaction to it! Everyone wanted to be a writer, but not everyone is called! WOW!