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Stories 2 - Narrative Texts - Writing
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Some useful points to consider for writing stories
by Ana, María, Jose and Virginia, Y3B (2006-07)

Brainstorming, Selecting, Getting organized

  1. * Select the topic and the main outline of the plot; also, the genre: mystery, romance…
  2. * Organization and cohesion: which tenses are you going to use, linking words...
  3. * Style and format: formal, informal; the length of the story…
  4. * Target reader: who are you writing for? Tone
    * Presentation, main part, the ending: opening sentences, paragraphing, ending...

Structure (Outline)

  • 1) Presentation: Set the scene
    2) Main part: Main events
    3) The end: Conclusion

Related Links...

To think and learn more about it, check out Narratives 1 * The stream-of-consciousness technique (+ mini-saga exercise) Word doc (1 page) * Brainstorming * Textual Structure * Outlines

To read stories, check out our Library, Society & Culture and Your Stuff!

To practice, check out Exercises, e.g. Write a Story! (this is a joke!) * Reference: Pronouns * Paragraphing * Point of View / Approach / Creativity * Brainstorming exercise * Writing a terror story...

Textual Analysis 02: Overview of types of texts