Milieu - The Milieu is the world—the planet, the society, the weather, the family—all the elements that went into creating that special world.
Idea - Idea stories are about the process of finding information.
Character - The Character story is about the transformation of a character’s role in the communities that matter most to him or her.
Event - Event stories focus on events which rip the fabric of the universe or disrupt the natural order and cause the world to be in a state of flux.
|—||Orson Scott Card’s M.I.C.E. quotient is a concept from his books Character and Viewpoint and How to Write Science Fiction.|