Writing is your hobby, right?
It’s time to Start writing something great.
How can I write a story? You may ask, don’t worry I’m here to show you how to write a story that gets the reader’s attention and make them want more.
Knowing how to write a good story can help you to come up with a great fiction book, that apart, by writing stories; the sky is your limit.
Everyone likes stories not to even talk of my grandma.
Stories often get our attention whenever they are told, but mind you; only the good and interesting ones.
You can’t just write a boring story and expect anyone to go through it after reading the first paragraph.
Without boring you, let’s dive in.
I believe this guide will be the best you have ever read.
Grab a cup of water and let me take you through the steps you need to write a good story.
- Brainstorm & sketch out what your story will be about.
- Develop your protagonist
- Start writing your first draft
- Include suspense
- Edit your story
- Publish your story
This guide mostly going to focus on hot to write a story for beginners
Brainstorm & sketch out what your story will be about
To write a story, you need one thing… Which is a story idea.
Yes, writing a great story all starts with an idea of what the story will be about.
You can brainstorm, get inspiration from a book, or search online for story ideas.
Your story may be about some time ago in your life or someone in your life. Just make sure the story idea touches the heart.
My easiest way of getting a story idea is to sit down in a silent environment and start brainstorming. In no time, I will start getting inspiration and write them down.
Once you get a story idea start, pick up your pen and start sketching out how you want your story to be.
Develop your protagonist
Your protagonist is the main character. The hero/heroine of your story.
Without a good protagonist, you can’t have a good story.
Since you already know what the story will be about as we have discussed above.
It’s time to let your protagonist fill the gap.
You must let your protagonist make a decision that will put him/her in a mess/problem.
Start thinking about something you won’t like to happen to you, let that thing happen to your protagonist, and let him/her come to a crisis point and decide to come out of the problem.
Start writing your first draft
Now is the time to write the main story.
Look for cool writing space and start writing whatever comes to your mind.
Don’t try to edit at this moment, just keep on writing as the inspiration flows. You can edit later.
Include your protagonist and other characters in your story and let things flow with the setting and the theme.
Include suspense in your story.
As you write the story, always keep your readers waiting and expecting some.
Don’t just go straight to the point else it won’t get their attention to read the rest of the story.
End your story with a shock
You have written an interesting story, now it is time to bring it to the climax.
You have to keep your readers in suspense trying to discover what happened next.
It is time to shock your readers and uncover the hidden scenario. This is the best time to include a take-home lesson. You can end it with something sad or happy.
Edit your story
Since you have your draft already, it’s time to edit your work to avoid unnecessary error
I will suggest you hire an editor to edit your work or use the online editor tool I used to edit this post. It is called Grammarly.
Publish your work
You have written a story. What next?
Will you keep it in your flash drive, under the bed, or what?
No. No. No
You wrote for the world to read.
If no one reads your story, then why writing it in the first place.
It’s time to publish your story right?
Where and how will you publish it for maximum exposure.
You can find a book publisher in your town and get your story published
If you don’t have enough money to pay a publisher, you can publish your story online.
We have covered how to write a story that gets the reader’s attention in this brief guide.
Writing an interesting story has to be easy that is why I cover in detail how to write an interesting story above and you can justify that.
I don’t expect you to have any difficulty in writing a story if you truly go through this post line by line.
I hope I gave you the best you hoped for?
Let me know in your comment below.
Have a good day.