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How to Write a Good Story

        Have you ever had to write a story for English homework or coursework, I have and as I lack the imagination substantial enough to write an A* novel I am going to take the easy way out. The first thing you need is a sheet or two of A4 paper preferably lined and a pen is always useful. Not forgetting an idea (that is most important) without an idea you have no story.

The best stories start with a plan, you will need to make notes about the setting, the characters and the story line. With a plan you can relate back to when you need your inspiration back. A basic storyline has four parts the start, the climax, the anti-climax and the ending.

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To make a truly fantastic novel you should always use devices, devices are words that do many things. You should aim to put at least one type of each device in every story you write. These devices are: Firstly onomatopoeias these are words that sound like what it is saying e.g. BANG. Secondly alliteration which is a collection of words that have the same first letter e.g. Stephanie’s Stories are Super. Thirdly metaphors, these are impressive in a story,

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If you suddenly loose the will to live after writing the first build up, read the story back to yourself, if you still feel like jumping off a cliff, go to where you think the story started to drag. Cross out the dragging part and start from there. Don’t ramble! And don’t repeat yourself, and don’t repeat yourself. Once you have completed your masterpiece, check it for spelling errors (spell check if you are on a word processing device), grammar etc. include all of this and you will have a story worthy of William Shakespeare himself.

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