Concept: Write a Story
- Story writing is an art that informs, entertains, and educates the readers. The author shares experiences, feelings, and introduces readers to various cultures and kinds of people, etc.
- Taking the first step to write a story can be a challenge and fun for you. If you plan and write a story, you can put your thoughts in order and communicate your ideas in various ways.
- Finding ideas to write a story is tricky. Story writing is a kind of narration where the author details a real-life event or creates fictional incidents to form a story.
Steps to Write a Story
Let us have a quick look at the steps to follow while writing a story that will make the process much easier.
- Idea: Think of an idea. Read a book to get inspiration and ideas to write a story of your own. You can also write stories about real‑life experiences.
- Setting: Will the story be set in a palace or a park, a different city, or outer space? Let your imagination run wild! This is a physical location and also the time when the incident or event or problem takes place. The where and the when of a story.
- Character:Will their main character be an animal or a child or an adult? Decide the characters who are either people or animals. They perform the actions and speak the dialogue. They move a story’s plot forward.
- Beginning: It refers to the introduction of a story. Introduce your characters with a setting. Let the reader know a hint of the problem. All stories have a beginning, middle, and end. Stretch on the original idea and set the first scene.
- Middle or the Conflict or Problem: The character must face a challenge or a problem that forms the action of the story. Make it interesting with dialogues. You can also introduce a new character to spice up things!
- A significant point: It can be a moment of discovery or a surprise that turns around the whole story. You can put in something that the reader would least expect to make the plot interesting.
- Resolution: A good story must have a solution to the problem. Try to connect the conflict with the turning point to create a befitting resolution.
- End: A proper ending is a right way to finish a story. What happened to the characters after the problem is resolved? Were they able to accomplish something, or did they learn a lesson?
- Brainstorm ideas before you begin. Divide your ideas into a beginning, middle, and end.
- Give an appropriate title depending on the story.
- There must be a logical flow. The events must be narrated in consecutive order of sequence.
- Use dialogue, punctuation and sensory details to make the story interesting.
- Create simple and compound sentences. Usually, stories are written in Past Tense.