I’m a writer blog

Guidelines for writing Poems, Stories and Tales

Can stories be “revived”?

What makes a story powerful?

A story needs conflict and resolution; tension and release; mystery and revelation. There should be losses and gains, setbacks and comebacks, peaks and troughs. And, above all, a story should be about people: their dreams and desires; loves and hates; problems and passions.

Can stories change the world?

Stories can help people make sense of their reality, or see their reality in a new light. Stories can validate people’s experiences, and give voice to their perspectives. Stories raise awareness about important issues, starting community discussions that can lead to community action for social change.

What makes a story a story?

There are five key elements to every story: plot, setting, characters, point of view, and conflict.

What makes a story a good story?

The best story is a well-told tale about something the reader feels is relevant or significant. The best stories are more complete and more comprehensive. They contain more verified information from more sources with more viewpoints and expertise. They exhibit more enterprise, more reportorial effort.

What makes a story weak?

What makes a plot weak or strong depends on a variety of components. Strong stories have a good balance of character, plot, and setting. If you have way too much of one and too few of the others, your story could feel off. Keep in mind that genre is important to consider when looking at plot and pacing.

Do stories hold power?

The power of story is the most important tool in your arsenal. If done well and done correctly, the power of a great story can have a massive effect on the audience and define you as an influencer. It can inspire, enliven and create instant rapport. It can move an audience to take action and it can change lives.

Why do our brains like stories?

At the 35,000-foot level, our brains like stories, because clear narratives cut through distractions. Stories help us pay attention–particularly in this attention era, when vying for people’s focus is more coveted than ever.

Can stories save us?

Stories uplift. Stories embolden us to stand resolute in the face of challenges, and they validate the fact that we matter, that we are not alone. In these and innumerable other ways, stories do save lives: not our physical bodies, necessarily, but our souls and our psyches, collectively and individually.

Do our stories define us?

Quote from video:

How do you know a story is powerful?

A good rule of thumb is to start in the action of the story – this will draw people in. From there, ask yourself if you’ll tell your story in chronological order, or if you’ll start at the end and find your way back to the beginning, or if you want tell it in a series of flashbacks instead of a linear structure.

How do you write a powerful story?

5 Powerful Writing Techniques That Bring Stories to Life

  1. Invoke multiple senses.
  2. Create intriguing, complex characters.
  3. Evoke strong emotions.
  4. Use rich character voice.
  5. Pull the reader into the action.

How do you make a strong story?

Consider following these steps to craft an impactful storyline for your readers:

  1. Brainstorm creative ideas.
  2. Outline the sequence of events.
  3. Design your cast of characters.
  4. Build a conflict for the characters to face.
  5. Establish the point of view.
  6. Read stories from other authors.
  7. Create relatable characters.