It is definitely thrilling to consider about all the possible versions that could become a good story. In which way to start and how to write a story?
Every author operates in various ways. Some of them, operate right through from the start to the finish. Some of them, complete a story part by part, while others produce sentence by sentence.
Whatever literary genre you choose: a romance, poems or a detective story you should try various manners and styles. Test extraordinary story creating methods, concepts and story compositions. Follow what fits you and leave all the rest. Your matter and progress will bring you to the right rules.
Keep this sequential and logical guide of how to write a story to make your creation a masterpiece.
What Makes a Good Short Story?
You can or can not expect to earn fame in fiction writing. Anyway, creating stories is a good chance to conquer a public's attention. The audience likes reading short stories because they are small size, easygoing, and create a light and good mood. Let us go deeper and find out how to write a story.
Guidelines How to Write a Short Story
Are you ready for creating an engaging and original story? Below are the 7 steps for you to take in this writing process.
- Working on the Basis
It may look foolish to start this list of stages on how to write a good story with a tool to “write the story,” but let us interpret.
There are 2 main various types of stories. There is a form of stories with certain heroes, a plot, its depiction, and a concrete style.
Another form is comical, entertaining, a little bit wild story you would narrate a friend in an informal setting.
The narrative and the short story are not similar. The second one is an art.
The opening step of writing a short story is creating a template, that variant you will share with a friend.
And when you create it, make sure to write at a stretch. Just report the story. Do not overthink the story, do not leave it alone, do not stop. Just write it down. If you will not follow this rule, most of all, you will not continue writing.
- Find the Main Hero
After you have completed the key story, make a step back. You may have two rather different feelings: incredible pride or total confusion. You can forget about them, as they do not reflect what your real story is and if it is nice.
- Create an Excellent First Line
Remarkable first strings have the authority to attract your viewer enough that it would be inconceivable to set your work down. If you want to catch your viewer, it begins with writing an excellent first string.
Here are some useful tools:
- Like the finding of a movie, engage us on a stage.
- Impress us.
- Set a voice.
- Be plain.
- Check If you are able to report the whole story with 1 sentence
- Share the Story into a Few Scenes
Each story consists of a variety of scenes, which occur in a particular place and time frames. A scene roster helps to control your scenes, assisting your story with being well arranged and adding some details and breathing life into each step.
A scene roster provides us with 2 important elements:
- Making clear a composition of your story
- Identifying which chapters need some improvements
You do not have to strictly follow your scene roster, but it will for sure help you to check the work, specifically if you are creating it over plural sittings.
- Make Your Research
If you are similar to me, you want to begin investigating as early as you have an idea so that you can collect as many elements into your work as possible. The issue is that if you investigate too early, what you find will misrepresent your story, inducing it to possible destroy under a load of what you have found.
Other authors never investigate, which can leave their story feeling unclear and rudimentary.
By expecting until your story is pretty good on its way, you can save it from getting derailed by the investigation process, and by this point, you will also have an opportunity to ask very concrete questions about your work rather than following tangents wherever they bring you.
So go and fill up the scene roster with tough and serious facts!
- The Writing Process
It is the right time to complete the serious writing.
Now when you know who is your main character, have an excellent top string, have composed your scene roster, have done your investigation, it is a high time to finally write a story.
We all write in various ways. Some people write quickly in plural rough copies, others write slowly step by step and correct as they move. We are not going to tell you how to write a short story. Whichever the way relevant for you, just do it.
I tightly believe publishing is the most essential stage in becoming an author. That is why I am saying that once your work is finally completed, it is not yet done until it is published.
Now, you do not obligatory need to get issued by Glimmer Train or Narrative. In place of, what if you receive a comment from a writing colleague or even by our Becoming Writer community? Just write, ‘Help me write a story’ or ’Please, check my story’.
If you wish your short story to be a pretty nice as it can be, receive a comment - first from a small group of colleagues or other authors, and later from a bigger alliance of viewers.
The worst thing you can do for your work is to mask it away out of fright or even simulated disinterest.
Now, go and send your story directly to the world.