Story Time!

Nǐ hǎo! Today I’m going to tell you how to write a narrative! Well, at least how to structure a narrative. I hope you enjoy this!

1: The Introduction

There are two types of introductions. I’ll give you an example of them. Introduction 1: ‘I was eating an apple. Then I went to a magic place.’ Now for introduction 2: ‘I sunk my teeth into the sweet, bright red, juicy fruit. My taste buds were exploding. I had never tasted such a perfect apple. Then as I gulped down the last bite, golden dust started swirling around me. It looked like small stars. After that, whoosh! At first I couldn’t see anything. But then I saw I was inside an apple!’ Which introduction did you like better? I think the 2nd one was the best out of the two. The reason is, the writing pulls you in, and describes everything in such a manner that you want to keep reading. It also gives you a question; how did that person get in an apple? And where exactly is he/she? Is their own apple? But don't think this is the only way you can start a story. There are different types of introductions. There could be one that gives you a fact about something, or else one with an onomatopoeia word ( which is a sound word like bang, whoosh or kapow! ), one with dialogue or one that paints a word picture, like the one you just read, etc. There are also types of writing that are awful, but you don’t want to use them do you?

2: The Script

What I mean by ‘the script’ is the actual story. This bit takes lots of imagination. Here’s an example, following up with the apple story. ‘ I stood up and looked around. There, in the corner, I could see someone, or something. Taking all the courage I had, I said, “ Excuse me, do you know where I am and how I’ll get back to my home?”. Slowly the creature turned around. It was holding a newspaper and it had spectacles. A worm! “ Good evening young lady. You are in my house, and to get back to yours, you must simply open the door and go north.” I calculated where I’d have to go from my house to get back here, using the directions the worm had given me. Then I finally realised where I was. “ You are Mr. Squiggles, from down the street!” I cried in understanding. “ Everyone in my class knew you were a worm! But I never believed it.” I said. “Indeed I am a worm, who likes peace and quiet. Please get out.” Mr. Squiggles said, and went back to his newspaper. I quickly got out of his house and rushed back home.’ That was an ok story. However, because I cannot use this whole blog for my story, I shall stop there. Still, a good story script would have much more text and paragraphs, as well as much more detail. Moving on…

3: The Conclusion

The conclusion is the last paragraph of your story. It should have a closing kind of feeling, ending the story. Here’s mine: ‘ After I got home, tried to explain to mum that all the things I did were real, I sat on my couch and thought about my adventure. From then on, I never finished an apple, in fear that I would go back to that horrid Mr. Worm again. Instead, I started eating oranges. Then one day, as I ate the last slice of orange, I saw purple stars and was whooshed away once again. Here we go again!’. That’s one way you could end your story. But don’t start the orange adventure in another paragraph. Just leave it like that, for the reader to decide what would happen next. And now, you have a story!

Now, I will conclude my blog. Remember, today I’ve only told you how to write a narrative. There are different ways to write different types of articles. Also remember that in a narrative, anything is possible. Maybe your character turns into stone for 3000 years. Maybe your character is a secret witch in disguise. Maybe your character is a little boy who gets into all sorts of trouble. Maybe your character is a girl who loves reading so much, she can dive into the book and have adventures with her book’s characters. Do anything with your narrative. It’s all imagination!

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