Story Writing Format, Story writing topics and tips



Story Writing Format and Topics for Class 6 to 10

In this post we will discuss the story writing format and topics for story writing from classes 6,7,8, 9 and 10. A story is a fictional or factual narrative that is told for entertainment purposes. Stories inspire us and even make us question our views. Story Writing is an art form. It requires a lot of creative thinking, planning and mastery of narrative skills and language. Students of class 9 have to write a story in 100 – 120 words in their examination. A short story should be as direct and concise as possible because it is intended to be read in one sitting. It should be written in an easily understandable grammatical structure. Read further to know more details and to understand the concept of story writing-


“Story Writing is the most powerful way to put ideas into the world.”

Story Writing Format

Format of a story depends on what kind of story it is. Stories are descriptions of events, either real or imagined, told in an engaging way. Every story has a beginning, middle, and an end. Each story contains a few characters, and their actions and reactions shape the plot of the story. The setting of the tale refers to the background or location of the story.

Let us see the basic structure of a story

Format of a Story

Story Writing usually follows a format that helps writers to structure their work. Most stories follow a basic beginning, middle and end structure.

Beginning: Writers should introduce the reader to the environment and primary characters at the start of the narrative.

Middle: This is where the main characters set out to resolve the conflict or issue.

End: The resolution of the hero’s problem or struggle is found in the end of the narrative. Tying up loose ends is satisfying for a reader when they get to the end.

Elements of a good Story – Here are a few such ingredients which can help you create a great story

  There are many different kinds of characters, but most stories include these two    common types:

  1. Protagonist – The protagonist is typically the ‘good guy’ in your story — the one the reader is rooting for.
  2. Antagonist– The antagonist of the story doesn’t have to be a single person. It can be any character, group, or force that is at odds with your protagonist. This doesn’t mean they have to be ‘evil’ or the ‘bad guy’, but the antagonist is often pushing the conflict onto our protagonist.