1) Characters : Before you begin to write story, think about characters you might put in your city.
- What will each character do?
- Why is he/she important to the story?
- In what ways are your character alive?
- How are they different?
- What can they learn from each other?
2) Setting - A story has to happen in a place.
- The setting might be a place you are familiar with.
- It might even be another planet!
- A setting doesn't even have to be a real place.
- Use your imagination.
- Details help readers understand how something looks, how it feels, how it sounds - even how something smells or tastes!
- Introduce dialogues to make it appear natural and interesting.
- Sequence your thoughts and connect them naturally.
- Your characters have to do something! What they do is called plot of your story.
- To make plot exciting add situations.
- The ending of a story is the solution to the conflict, problem or dilemma faced by the main character.
- Show that your main character has changed or grown in some way.
- Tie up all the loose ends. Readers shouldn't have to choose between several hinted endings.