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Quick and Easy Story Writing Guide

Especially for those of us who think we can’t write a story! And here’s a little secret we want you to know: we know you can!

tips for writing short stories

So, you want to add a story to History Chip!

That’s great! Now, just take a minute or two to remember the details of the story you want to write. Consider the basics below which should refresh your memory enough to just sit down and write what you remember.

The point is to tell your story as you remember it. Easy peasy, no stress, no worries. Like singing in the shower.

Ready to get started?

  • WHO
       --Who are the people in your story?
       --Just you? Super easy! Make a list of the people.
  • WHEN
       --When did it happen?
       --What time of day?
  • WHERE
       --Where did it happen?
       --What are the important details?
short story writing examples
write your own story

As you’re writing

  • WHAT
       --What happened? A trip somewhere? A hurricane? A holiday party?
       --What are the important details?
       --What emotions did people feel?
  • WHY
       --Why is this important to you?
  • HOW
       --How did it look?
       --How did it smell?
       --How did it sound?
       --How did it feel? cold, hot, crowded, dangerous, safe, cozy?