Story Writing

Every movie that has ever been made, every song that has ever been sung, first started out on a piece of paper. Stories, almost all of them have a blank piece of paper and an imaginative mind behind them. Most people assume that creative writing is all about writing stories and poems. While stories and poems are a huge part of creative writing, the term creative writing has a much wider meaning. Stories are by far the most popular form of creative writing and rightly so, so imagine a whole new world, invent characters, machines, names, languages all on paper is a truly fantastic thing. This part of creative writing is enjoyed by young and old alike. Children especially love inventing new worlds, writing about superheroes and magic and creative writing gives them enough freedom to do so.

Learning how to write well enough draw a stranger into your own world that you created on paper takes considerable amount of practice and skill. Just ask any novelist or writer, learning how to write well, is a never ending process. Spellings, figures of speech, vocabulary all play a very important role in story writing. 

Any good story has five main parts, a beginning, the build-up, the problem, the solution and conclusion. How the writers choose to treat these five elements is completely up to them. Some writers write their ending first and the rest of the story is one giant flashback. You can understand how difficult it would be to write a story in reverse like that. In this module, children are taught how to develop settings, introduce characters and conflicts, how to provide resolution and how to make the story come alive on paper by using interesting vocabulary. Every child wants his/her to be the best. Their young minds are capable of segregating good writing from the bad. As is any language, one can’t really put a timeline to learning how to write well, it’s an exhaustive and time confusing thing. Every child works at his or her capacity. Some children learn vocabulary and correct sentence structure faster than other, putting them at a slightly advantage. However, the same children might struggle with imagining things, creating characters out of thin air, an area where others might succeed. Regardless, it is important to inculcate a writing habit in them as early as possible. The sooner they start embracing a blank sheet of paper, the better. The biggest challenge here it to maintain their interest in their own creativity and it is achieved by giving them a multitude of creative writing practice in class and as part of their homework. 

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