Every story usually has an introduction, a subject matter, and a conclusion. However, successful stories are those that have something different in their plot, which really grips the attention of readers. Read on to learn how you too can do this, with the following tips:
1. Determine the theme of your story and make sure that it’s not ambiguous
As one of the core competencies considered in successful writing, the theme is crucial in giving meaning to a story. A writer can make a difference in the world by simply creating a story that reaches out to the readers through its relevance to real life. In emphasizing the theme, try not to get too preachy. Let the lesson of the story you’ve written exude naturally so readers will reflect on it themselves.
2. Keep it believable when it comes to developing characters
Once you have established a character’s personality, avoid turning around for the sake of suiting your plot. Stay true to the characters your imagination or inspiration has created and allow them to react on situations based on their profile, instead of what the plot dictates they should do. This consistent and realistic approach to writing stories will result in an even stronger plot.
3. View things in a different way
Research the point of view (POV) to use in your story. A distinctive, unanticipated tone can give the most persuasive language and provide focus on the plot. You should also be watchful not to provide excessive focus on minor characters. Narrating the actual series of events by way of a character that does not play the role of the main protagonist, or antagonist is really a mistake of new writers, usually with puzzling or maybe difficult to follow results.
4. Choose a strong title
While it seems to be an easy task, coming up with an impressive title for your story is considered by many writers as a difficult part. It is indeed, since a storywriter should be able to generate ideas for a title with the same passion and efforts as mapping out a plot concept. A good strategy is to ask your friends for feedback after having them read through your first rough drafts, and jot down the noticeable words or terms they used in describing your work, because these may provide for an excellent story title.
5. Watch the length
There are some stories that will require elaborated writing styles and a longer length. However, as a general rule, don’t overdo the length to prevent your plot from being dragging and eventually result in readers losing interest.
Remember, story writing is that type of endeavor that is very easy to get into, but requires a lot of patience to master. Make use of these tips to develop your own writing, as well as find any possible weak points in your stories. Not only will you be able to raise the chances of your story being chosen for publication, you will also stand out from the competition.
Image credit: Laura Ritchie on flickr and reproduced under Creative Commons 2.0[author] [author_image timthumb=’on’]https://writingtipsoasis.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/hv1.jpg[/author_image] [author_info]Hiten Vyas is the Founder and Managing Editor of eBooks India. He is also a prolific eBook writer with over 25 titles to his name.[/author_info] [/author]