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Short-stories for Beginners!

Updated on June 5, 2020
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Learning how to write is very important. Especially learning how to write a story!


Steps to Take Before Putting Pencil to Paper!

Yes yes, it's heard many of times, "Think about what you'll write first, before starting the story,"

In my experiences, that's not always the case, but that is a good way to get an idea floating around in the noggin. If you follow these wonderful tips, you can definitely write yourself a wonderful short story, whether its for kids or just for pure fun. Let's get started!

Now remember, some of these tips will not help everyone, but they can definitely get some gears turning.

Questions to Ask Yourself

Before even thinking about writing something down on a mobile device or even a notebook, you need to give yourself some questions to follow to even start a story. I would recommend taking a few notes about what is being wrote about.

Write down things like:

  • What's the main character's name?
  • What are he/she/they doing?
  • What is the setting/time of the story?
  • Is it going to be an adventure story, or will it be super relaxed?
  • Will you make descriptions/biography for your characters?

If you go ahead and make some questions, you can start the basic information for your story. Yes, it is a short one, but if you can make the story imaginary, it'll have a long, positive impact on a reader.


Writing the Story!

After you question and such, it'll be best to start creating an introduction. In my opinion, and introduction is the most difficult to write.

"What words should I use?"

"How can I make it flow into the rest of the story?"


If you can, think of some options like: You can write a summary of incidences that occurred before the time-setting. An introduction to the character is a great idea.

F. Scott Fitzgerald once quoted, "Find the key emotion; this may all you need to know to find your short story.” This means, just go at it! Your emotions will do the work!

© 2020 Emma Askea


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