How To Write A Story

Here is a basic template, if you will, for how to write any type of story. Please contact me if you have any suggestions for what I should write about or just an idea for a blog post. πŸ™‚

How To Write A Story

Setting The Stage

Type of story: What kind of story are you going to write? Examples: Realistic fiction, sci-fi, historical fiction, non-fiction. What elements do [insert type of story here] stories always have?

Setting: You must have a setting. Where does the story take place? When? What is it like there?

Force of evil: There doesn’t always have to be a bad guy, but it always makes the story better.

Characters: A story is nothing without characters. Before you start writing, you should have at least one character developed. How old are they? What do they look like? Where do they live? Try choosing a name and writing up a few things about that name/person.

Plot:Β You need to have a plot to write a story. What is going to happen? Why? How?

Dialogue: Some stories do not have dialogue, and that is fine, but it makes the story more interesting and relatable if you add dialogue.

Elements: You should probably add some (suspense, action, adventure, romance, drama, etc.). These are elements of a good story.

Conflict: If there is no conflict, then the story is boring and uneventful. You need to have a problem, then that problem is solved.

Storyline Format:Β 

  1. Exposition (intro)
  2. Rising action of conflict
  3. Climax
  4. Falling action
  5. Resolution

Tips

  • Β Start the story with something that gets the reader’s attention so they will want to keep reading to find out what will happen next.
  • Create a protagonist (someone who the reader will come to love, understand, and care for) and an antagonist (someone who is all about being negative, evil, or sad). This will make the story more interesting.

All of this information was gathered from various sites, and my own brain… so I don’t know what to put for sources… πŸ˜›

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I’m Trying…

Hey peeps! I am sorry that I haven’t been posting a lot! I just think that if there aren’t very many people to read my blog, then what’s the point? If I had lots of readers, that would inspire me to post more than I do. So if you were wondering why I don’t post a lot, then there’s your reason. If you want me to post more, please tell me why in a comment and please please please tell your friends about me!!! I would really appreciate it! πŸ™‚

Thanks!

Cami πŸ˜‰

2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 2,300 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 4 years to get that many views.

Click here to see the complete report.

Favorites

I felt like doing this. πŸ™‚ Just because.

Cami’s Faves of 2012

Actors

  1. Johnny Depp
  2. Jack Black
  3. Stanley Tucci
  4. Owen Wilson

Actresses

  1. Kiera Knightley
  2. Emma Watson
  3. Penelope Cruz
  4. Jennifer Lawrence

Apps

  1. Jetpack Joyride
  2. Instagram
  3. Cut The Rope
  4. Temple Run

Books

  1. Unremembered
  2. Thirteen Reasons Why
  3. Divergent
  4. Catching Fire

Drinks

  1. Thai iced tea
  2. Water
  3. Mint tea
  4. Lemonade

Foods

  1. French toast
  2. Cheese pasta
  3. Salisbury steak
  4. Mango

Movies

  1. The Avengers
  2. Captain America
  3. Wreck-It Ralph
  4. Monte Carlo

Music

  1. Maroon 5
  2. Rihanna
  3. Coldplay
  4. David Guetta

Update Info

Hey everyone! I just want to tell you all that I am sorry that I haven’t been posting the daily stuff lately, and I have been really busy. I am also ignoring my blog because I like YouTube better (at the moment). πŸ˜‰ So anyways, have a nice day, week, whatever….

Random Thing That I Want To Say:

It’s turning into Autumn!!! YAAYYYY!!! *throws leaves in the air and then jumps into a pile of leaves* Β I LOVE HALLOWEEN.

Ok, well anyways, I wish you all a happy September!

Meep, Cami ❀

Question Time!

Ok, so here are a bunch of questions that I am going to answer and would like you to answer, as well… It’s kinda like a survey, I guess! Some people might think this is too personal. If you are one of those people, I’m totally fine with that!!!! Just wanted you to know… πŸ™‚ If you already answered these questions on my other blog, Iced Coffee you do not need to answer them again.

  1. What is your favorite color?
  2. Have you visited my other blog, Iced Coffee?
  3. Are you a girl or a boy?
  4. What is your favorite TV show?
  5. What is your lucky/favorite number?
  6. Do you own a laptop?
  7. What is your favorite song?
  8. What is your favorite smell?
  9. What accent do you have?
  10. Do you own a cell phone/smartphone?
  11. Would you eat a live worm on a dare?
  12. Are you watching the Summer Olympics?
  13. What is your favorite movie?
  14. Do you play any sports? If you do, which sport is your favorite?
  15. Do you like reading?
  16. Do you know what the Midnight Sun is?
  17. Who is your role model?
  18. Do you like ice cream?
  19. Do you like dark chocolate or milk chocolate or neither?
  20. What is your favorite book?

My Answers:

  1. Purple.
  2. Yes, of COURSE!
  3. Girl.
  4. Phineas & Ferb.
  5. 14.
  6. Yes.
  7. Drive By.
  8. Freshly mowed/cut grass.
  9. American.
  10. Nope.
  11. No way!!!
  12. Yes.
  13. The Avengers.
  14. Yes. Mountain biking.
  15. YES!!!
  16. Yes.
  17. I honestly don’t know.
  18. Yep.
  19. Dark chocolate.
  20. Divergent.

Please put your answers in a comment!!!

Hello!

Hi everyone! I wanted to let all of you know that I haven’t died or forgotten you. πŸ™‚ I’m just really busy now that it’s summer. So yeah… I’m usually online every day, but I don’t have time to post something. So that’s about it. Have a nice day/summer/week/Saturday…

C.M.K. πŸ˜›

Summer

I will probably not be posting as much as I have in the past. It is summer break for me, and I do not go on my blog as much. Here is a little list of things I won’t be doing.

  • I won’t be posting DUFs
  • I won’t be posting Word of The Day
  • I won’t be posting long posts

I hope you have a wonderful summer!

Cami

Summer

Well, I just realized that summer break is coming up really fast! On June 1, it’s summer break for me!!! Woo hoo! So anyways, I’m really busy with end-of-the-year stuff, so I decided that I’ll take a break from my blog ’cause I have a life outside of the internet. My next post will be on or after June 1, so be expecting some posts from me by then!

Your loyal blogger friend,

Cami πŸ™‚