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    How To write creative story?

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Storylover, Feb 6, 2011.

    Things You'll Need:
    Time to write
    A computer or notebook and pen
    Imagination
    Instructions
    1-Pick a subject. One important aspect to writing a creative story is having something to write about. Draw from your personal experiences or borrow interesting stories from the people around you. Pick and choose details that could be a good starting point for your story. These tidbits can be great pieces for your next creative story.

    2-Decide on your characters. After you've decided on a theme, or main idea, for your story you want to consider which type of characters would be best suited for the story. For example, if you want to write a romantic comedy make sure you craft characters that are likable and funny. If you are going to write a creative story about someone suffering a personal loss, you want to make sure that you create characters that have insight and understanding or personal loss or perhaps the characters don't have insight and you need to reveal this. Allow your characters to come to life on the page. Let your readers know, through description, what the characters look like and who the characters are by using dialogue. The old phrase 'Show, don't tell' is very important when writing a creative story. The readers want to learn about the characters incrementally. The reader wants to 'discover' the character through descriptions and dialogue not from your telling what and who they are.

    3-Create a beginning, middle and end to the story. You want the beginning of the story to give the reader background information related to the characters and the plot of the story. The middle will develop the main event of the story and the end will provide a resolution of the main theme or plot of the story. Give the readers as many details as possible to create drama, interest and enthusiasm for the lives of the characters.

    4-Remember to use your imagination. For example, you have come up with an idea for a creative story about a recent trip you took on a cruise. Perhaps the cruise was special but not spectacular. By using your imagination you could write a creative story using the cruise as a jumping off point. Perhaps, the story can become a mystery about a chance encounter between a woman and a long lost friend who now becomes a mysterious love. Your imagination is limitless. Use it when writing your story.

    5-Write and rewrite. Make sure that you take the time to revise the story. Sometimes you need to put it down and walk away for a day or two. Be willing to go back and modify any parts that are either boring, don't make sense or are just plain unnecessary to the story.Even the most talented writers set time aside to re-write. Very few authors have a flawless story on the first draft.
     
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    i don't see that everyone needs 'instructions'...

    all you have to do is read and you'll see how it's done...
     
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    Well thanks for the lesson. To think I never knew any of that!
     
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    Although I find instructions for writing a story kind of silly, there are some people who might find this very informative information just starting out. So, um, good job I guess? :/

    Ha. Tangible sarcasm is the best kind.
     
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    Oh yeah, sarcasm; like i'd use that. :rolleyes:

    The ol' switcheroo...
     
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    Printing that out and hanging it on my fridge.
     
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    I think this may serve two purposes:

    1) The OP doesn't natively speak English, so this could be an exercise in the use of the language.

    2) There are so damn many people here who haven't written much (recently anyway) and are hitting some sort of 'block'. Clearly the OP has deep-felt concerns for us and has chosen to help out by illustrating how simple the solution is.
     
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    I see everyone is like oh my god "we must put her down , we must make her stop ,she's not even worthing any to write anything on this site ,she's not worthing to be senior member"
    your critique is not constrictive
    so okay , and I say 'you don't worth any care from me'
    ,so bye
     
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    I see everyone is like oh my god "we must put her down , we must make her stop ,she's not even worthing to write anything on this site ,she's not worthing to be senior member"
    your critique is not constrictive
    so okay , and I say 'you don't worth any care from me'
    ,so bye
     
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    I am so very confused. Stop.
     
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    It's the drugs, dude.
     
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    You are not alone.:confused:
     
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    That makes three of us. :confused:

    It kinda looked as if we hurt her feelings with our comments (Don't really see how though. A joke is shouldn't cause this strong of a they're-out-to-get-response). So, sorry to Storylover, but where did we ever say you were not worthy to be a senior member? Cause I didn't see anyone post that kind of statement anywhere on the thread. :/
     
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    There is a strong language barrier and some of the conversation has been lost in translation.
     

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