How to Construct a Story

Constructing a story

First decide what you want to achieve when writing your story. You decide who your story is about. Conflict always drives action in narrative writing. Tales can be complex things, full of emotions, depth, themes and new ideas. Print a copy of the worksheet at the end of this workbook before you start, so that you can write down your notes and ideas.

Constructing a narrative

Everybody has a story to tell, be it from his own lifetime or from the depth of his fantasy. A story of this kind is referred to in writing as a story. In order to construct a story, you need to know the items that make it all. The story contains character, action, conflict, attitude, point of views and mood that work together to communicate the author's desired messages.

First, you have to choose what you want to achieve when you write your story. In this way, a focal point is created for the detail that you integrate. Are you going to write a story from your own experiences, retell a historic story or create an invented fictional work? Those choices will determine the topic of your story.

For example, a funny person-to-person story can divide an awkward event that will remind your reader that a real boyfriend will smile with them. Determine who your story is about. Or you can select an instrumentation that shares the spotlight.

When you write a story of your own, you'll probably be the protagonist. You have to make your own captivating fictional figures. Negotiations in storytelling are always driven by conflicts. You don't have a story without it. Choose a key issue and then sketch out the key components of your action - a beginning that will lead your actors into their conflicts, a succession of incidents that will complicate the situation and build suspense, a turning point that will bring your dispute to a peak, and a succession of incidents that will lead to the final workaround.

In order to keep the overview, it can be useful to use a flow chart or to summarize it briefly. Make sure that the dispute and its solution leads the readers to the news you are planning. For example, a story designed to encourage intolerance can concentrate on a character's fight to overturn racist prejudices.

Stage or story covers both the place and date of the event. A number of properties may be suitable for a particular environment, such as a hill for a history of beached downhillers. Look at the timeframe, the season, the climate, the place and how these factors can influence the happenings in your story and enhance the action and the war.

Conceive to either tell your story from the perspective of the first individual who is told by one personality and uses words like "me" and "we", or from the perspective of the third individual, where one non-involved storyteller is telling the story of another. If you are a first-person storyteller, you can choose whether you want the protagonist or a minor figure to speak.

Think about how much this storyteller can disclose to the public, because a first-person storyteller can only communicate his own thoughts, emotions, observation and insight into what is happening in history. Use a third-party teller to choose whether your voice talent should disclose the thoughts and emotions of all your personalities or just the protagonist.

It affects the detail that you can share with your readership. Plann detail and pictures in your story that creates a sense of emotion for your readership, such as anxiety or grief. You can do this by placing pictures like roaches and dirty bed linen in a shabby room, or by the detail of your characters' acts and behaviors, such as a flinching of the eyes or anxious looks over your shoulders.

You should always have an ambience that supports the point of your story, so if your aim is to make your crowd smile, you probably won't contain any detail that suggests a stench. While working out the detail and dialogues that complement the story, use your initial intent as a guideline. Don't get upset by adding too many useless detail or extensive description that doesn't fit your topic.

Add enough detail to make your story interesting and exciting, but not enough to draw your readers' interest out of the key issue and its outcomes.

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