For the writer, poetry is the starting point of the writing journey. In this regard, Robert Graves said, "Poetry has no money, but money has no poetry." Yes, every writer writes for himself. Literature is fun, so he is compelled to write.
Every writer starts his writing journey with poetry. It is also an easy and universal way to express feelings. The process of moving from poetry to story and from story to narrative (novel) is a common tradition. The easier it is to read a story, the harder its texture and craft are. For those who want to write a story, I would like to share some of the things I have learned. Which I have divided into 12 parts (steps). This is the process I use to write stories.
The right and excellent way to write a story is given to you today in a simple way. Since this is very important, you must read it. Thank you
1. Finding a topic about the story
What kind of story are you trying to write, you have to decide first. It is easier to make a story if you think of the title of the story beforehand. Which can be changed later as needed. The title makes it easier to tell a story if you think about it beforehand. The title should be able to address the whole part of the story. Since the reader chooses the stories based on the title to a large extent, it should be studied in depth. Depending on the type of story, the title can be long, short, or awkward, but it depends on the style of the narrator.
2. Reconstruction of character-appropriate character
Now, let's start thinking about the characters in the story. This is the heart of the story. Which carries good energy to introduce your story to the reader. When choosing a character, you have to pay attention to different aspects. Which can be easily written as:
A. Choose characters according to the setting of the story.
B. Thinking about what will happen to the characters, real or unreal.
C. Writing the main features and work of the characters in advance.
D. Whether the characters speak logically or focus more on the illustration should be considered in advance.
E. You have to think in advance about the costumes of the characters and how to behave when meeting other characters.
In this way, make a small note about the characters and write down their names and characteristics beforehand. That is why it is not difficult to start writing.
3. Rethink the length of the story
It is difficult to say exactly what these short stories are. Even short stories are written in different sizes. Most of the time, the meaning of short story is understood to be the size that can be read in one sitting. Edgar Allan Poe wrote in his essay "The Philosophy of Composition" (1846) about the length of writing. He says stories are sweeter than novels because they are shorter.
If the story you have started writing can be so long that you have already started writing the paper (counting the papers can be taken), it becomes like a mental pressure to lengthen the story. Due to which the story gets full length as required. A story that is not more than 20,000 words and not less than 1000 words can be considered as a short story. I will write a different article later about the short story.