How can we write an interesting story

Write an exciting story

I am sure you have often read stories that were exciting. But how do you actually write one yourself? Actually, it's not that difficult ... Here are a few tips!

A good introduction

Write a good introduction.
In the introduction you inform the reader about ...

  • place(a class room)
  • time(2 hours)
  • the main characters(Frida, Peer, Janis and Marla)

It is important to make the reader curious about the story right from the start.

The Red Thread

Stick to your common thread. Stay true to your story and consistently write your own Writing plan(Introduction, main part, climax, conclusion).

Your story will be "round" if you stick to your writing schedule.

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Convey thoughts and feelings

Recite the thoughts and feelings of your main characters. When the reader knows what the main character is feeling, they can better identify with her and will want to read on.

An example:
Oh, that's why she's always so reserved, he thought. Then I'll lure them out of the reserve. Let's see what she says then, he said to himself as he jogged in the forest.

The characters' thoughts and feelings make the story clear.

Language tips

  1. Use verbatim speech. Using literal speech will make it more engaging for your reader. He has the feeling of standing right next to the characters and listening to them.
    “You're always spying on me,” Luzi suddenly yelled at Torben. "If you do that again, I'll get my Doberman on you!"

  2. Use strong verbs (see word list) and descriptive adjectives. Your story becomes more colorful when you use it.
    (sneak, scurry, spooky, huge, beautiful)

  3. Use Tension maker how suddenly, then and at once.

  4. Write in preterite. A story is something that takes place in the past and is over. So you use the simple past. (crept, ran, ran, puffed, denied)
    You can use the present tense as a stylistic device, e.g. B. At points in the story when things get very exciting. (Suddenly he runs up to me and screams ...)

Headline and conclusion

In addition, your headline and the end are important:

  1. Give your story a good headline. It makes the reader curious, but doesn't tell everything.
    (The lost pocket watch)

  2. Solve the tension at the end on.
    So the story becomes a well-rounded affair.
    (That wouldn't happen to her again anytime soon. Next time she'd better choose the dog sitter.)

The headline makes you curious about the text, the end rounds off the story.

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Use strong verbs

Which verbs make your story more exciting?

Here is a list of verbs:


  • limp
  • stroll
  • run
  • scurry
  • whiz
  • race
  • dawdle
  • whiz
  • to sneak


  • scream
  • call
  • reply
  • roar
  • claim
  • speak
  • ask
  • negate
  • hiss

Describe with all your senses

If you want to make your story more exciting, you can above all describe what the characters experience with their senses:

  • see(Suddenly she saw the intruder very clearly in front of her.)
  • Listen(He could hear his heart pounding and automatically held his breath.)
  • feel(I felt numb and tingly at the same time.)
  • smell(It smelled of gasoline and a mish-mash of coffee and vanilla.)
  • taste(Mango, mmh, she hadn't eaten that in a long time.)
  • feel(The ground was damp, ribbed, and in some places deep holes in it.)

Finally: the checklist

And here's another checklist when you've made a story. Did you think of everything

  • Informs the introduction about the essentials?
  • Does your story have one red thread?
  • Does your story have one Climax?
  • Is there a round conclusion including final sentence?
  • Is your heading good choise?
  • Do you have your story in preterite written?
  • Are you on verbatim speech thought?
  • Are also strong verbs and adjectives built into the story?
  • Do you describe the story with all your senses?

Great, then you can start now. Have fun with the exercises!

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