Each one of us has stories to tell—those funny, frightening, embarrassing, or poignant things that happen in our lives. Many of us also like to create imaginary tales. If you are a beginning writer, I hope my last blog won’t discourage you. You need to go ahead and put your story in writing.
Learning how to write a well-crafted story is like learning any skill. You begin with your best attempt and then search for other friendly writers. They will point out what you did well, and they can advise you about what to work on. After that, you may adjust your story as you see fit. Even the most experienced writer needs others to help him perfect his early drafts.
Reading books and articles about writing can also help. Self-Editing for Fiction Writers, by Renni Browne and Dave King, Second Edition, Copyright 2004, is an easy-to-read text explaining how to develop all the elements of a good story. The book is available on Amazon.com.
The most important thing is for you to get started. Sit down and write that story! Then enjoy the experience of sharing your tale with others. It’s fun!