Home There are five standard elements of writing. Character, plot, setting, conflict, and theme. For Ainsley Kincade, there’s always been one element missing from that list. ROMANCE. Romance alone isn’t enough. A great love story, sexy or sweet, needs strong characters, deep-seated conflict, settings that enhance, compelling plots, and themes that speak to readers in order to truly connect. If you’re looking for a book that incorporates all six elements, you’ve found the right place.