A story is narration of a set of fictitious events often used to convey a moral message.
- Context- Use phrases like- ‘Once upon a time…’, ‘It happened so…’, ‘Longlong ago…’
- Introduction of characters- through dialogues or narration.
- Plot- Description of an event/accident
- Climax- end of the story, Most interesting, Unpredictable
- Set the context
- Introduce characters
- Develop plot(s)
- Reach climax
- End the story
1) Interpret the pictures below and write a short story in about 150 words:
2.You went to your aunt, Mary’s house for her blessings on your birthday. She asked you to do one good thing every day. The next day when you were going to your school you helped an old woman. Write a story how you helped an old woman when you remembered your aunt’s advice.
Key Points for CBSE Class 10 Story Writing
- First of all, have a plot. Once cannot just start writing a story, you should have a clear plot in mind.
- Number of characters and their type. The few it is, the better.
- Setting of the story means the era or place, and time in which it is taking place.
- At theme is important to write a story. A best theme is that theme which relates to the maximum number of audience.
- Conflict should be less but it must be intense.
- Do consider word limit of 150 – 200 words. Hence, keep it short.
More Class 10 Writing Skill Format
- Diary Entry
- Data Enterpretation
Format of A Story
While attempting the question of story writing, the candidates must keep the format of the story in mind. Check the points that must be present in your story.
- Title: Keep the title of your story eye catching. Make sure that your story revolves around the title only.
- Intro Para: The beginning of the story catches the utmost attention of the reader. So, make sure you use a catchy line while introducing a story. You can also take help from the lines provided in the question paper and make a story out of it. For instance: You can use phrases like, “One upon a time”, “There used to be”
- Plot: The plot actually means your whole story. So, make sure your plot is well developed and based on your title.
- Good Introduction of Characters: Make sure you include the worthy characters in your story. The characters must be included in such a way that they enhance and give meaning to your story.
- Conclusion: The best way to conclude your story is to end it with a moral. In this way, the reader will get impacted by your story. Sometimes, open ending also leaves an impact on reader’s mind. So, it is totally on you on how to conclude your story.
Difference Between An Essay and a Short Story
Often confused with one another, an essay and a short story are different pieces of writing. Let us understand these key terms.
Essay: An essay is the simplest form of writing wherein, there is introduction, body and conclusion regarding a particular topic. Here factual information is presented. For eg: An Essay on Holi
Story: A story is the form of writing where, an incident or an action takes place around the characters and a story is built out of it. In the story, the characters and plot are the crucial elements. For eg: A story about ‘Honesty is the Best Policy’
Some Points to be Aware of While Writing a Story
While attempting the question on story writing, make sure these points are followed.
# Less Characters: Introduce less but imactful characters.
# Catchy First Line: As the age old phrase states, “first impression is the last impression”, make sure your first line of the story is catchy and grabs the attention of readers.
# Moral of the Story: If possible, include the moral of the story to create an impact.
# Short and Crisp: Try to keep your story short, crisp and to the point. Avioid using many charcaters.
# Use simple language while depicting the story: While writing the story, make sure to not use difficult and complex words. Use easy to understand words.
# The story must have a flow: The story must be have a flow. In other words, the sentences in the story must be inter connected.
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