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Saturday, June 8, 2013

How to Write a Story

How to Write a Story
You already know how to tell a story. You do it every day! Every time you tell someone about something that happened to you or something you did, you tell the "story" of what happened. For example, if something funny happens at school, when you tell a friend about it, you've created a story. The trick is to be able to write it down.
You can write a story about anything you want. All you need to know are the basics -- the ingredients of your story. You can't bake a cake without ingredients, right? So here they are -- all the ingredients you need to write a good story.
Story Structure
What's wrong with this story:
They went to the store, but it was closed! Nobody was on the street at all. Laughing, they went home and had ice cream from the refrigerator. The End
The story above has no beginning, so it doesn't make much sense. It doesn't have much of an ending either. It's a story because it tells about something, but it's a pretty silly one.
All good stories have a beginning, a middle and an end. Some stories even end up in the same place they started. So, before you begin to write, sit and think for a little while about the beginning, middle and end of your story.
Ready to begin writing? Then grab a pencil and paper, or open up a new file on your computer, and get started!

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