Story Writing For Class 9th: Breakdown 2023

Even adults sometimes struggle once it comes to story writing so there is no surprise that Class 9th students in India find story writing difficult. However, story writing is not something that is impossible for students to master. You have a hard time grasping the essentials of story writing on your own and could use some help? Then it’s suggested that you read this article all the way to the end.

A Guide To Story Writing

Story writing is all about creativity and imagination so you don’t need to limit yourself to specific sequences. That being said, for optimal results, story writing should consist of at least three phases:

Phase One: Consider The Elements 

For your information, every story features four elements: characters, setting, plot, and theme.

  • The characters consist of beings (people, animals, …) that the story revolves around.
  • The setting is the time and place in which the story takes place.
  • The plot is the sequence of events that make up the story.
  • The theme is the underlying message/opinion/lesson that the story conveys.

As you work on elements of your story, it won’t hurt to resort to brainstorming to put together a list of possibilities. By experimenting between combinations of possibilities, you should be able to create a rough outline of the story including the beginning, the middle and the end. Throughout the phase, you must be rational regarding the heading of the story as well as the expectations of the readers. Otherwise, your story could become a mess as the plot develops.

Phase Two: Write The Story

The moment you have a good grasp of the elements and how they come together, it’s time to start writing.

In the beginning, you have to write an introduction that could grab the reader’s attention and set the scene for the story. Next, it’s necessary to present the characters by describing their physical appearance, personality traits, backstory and so on. After you finish, feel free to build the plot which involves creating a sequence of events that leads to the climax. In case you don’t know, the climax is the most exciting part of the story where the build-up of previous conflicts breaks out and gets resolved.

Note: Adding conflict along the way makes the story engaging and helps to create tension but don’t abuse it. Also, in the last part of the story, remember to tie up loose ends and provide closure for the reader.

Phase Three: Edit The Draft

Once you’ve completed the first draft of your story, proceed to edit it to the best of your ability. Scan the lines for grammar and spelling errors so you could correct them and make your story well-polished. Furthermore, it’s wise to revise complicated parts so the story as a whole is easy to follow and makes sense. Depending on the situation, you could let friends and families read your story to collect feedback.

Tips And Tricks

  • Create unique and distinct characters: While creating characters for your story, remember to give them their own personalities, motivations, strengths, flaws… By doing so, you could make it easy for readers to tell who is who, especially in a large cast.
  • Choose a topic that interests you: Nowadays, the ease of searching for materials means it’s possible to study many subjects if you have time to spend. Still, if you can help it, you should write about something you like.
  • Show, don’t tell: Instead of merely telling the reader what is going on, show it through the actions, thoughts, and emotions of the characters. That will make the atmosphere of your story realistic and permit readers to connect to the characters.
  • Keep the plot moving: It’s ok to dedicate sections to develop story elements but outside of that, you should keep the plot moving. Readers could become bored if you add too many details that have no impact on the plot.


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