Can you please help me with creative writing?

New Zealand
May 11, 2010 3:06am CST
Hi , I'm a high school student and we're doing creative writing. I just want some advice on how to makes a good story. Just anything you can think of. Like how do I create mood or how should I go about describing a trigger for my story , which is a narrative about a memory.
2 responses
@markleob (1904)
• Philippines
12 May 10
just be good at describing things, characters and settings in your story..
• New Zealand
12 May 10
Yes but how? How do I describe things well , etc,etc? you've just told me do something without giving any instructions on how to achieve this.
@markleob (1904)
• Philippines
12 May 10
describing of course by using adjectives.. haha lol really, havent you noticed that good books are full of adjectives? adjectives make the reader's mind clear about what they are reading and will definitely drag them to the last word of the book/article.
• New Zealand
12 May 10
Yes I know about adjectives , similes , etc,etc. I don't need someone to tell me the basic conventions of English writing. I need someone to tell me how to put it all together to make an interesting , cohesive story that conveys themes/main ideas. So yes , thank you for trying to help me but I know all about that stuff.
@Grat15 (416)
• Singapore
11 May 10
Hi Stephen, Can you tell me, what kind of story would you write? So, i can give you my best advice. Fiction or non-fiction.
• New Zealand
11 May 10
It can be fiction or non fiction. It just needs to be a "memory"(we can make up the memory) and at least 400 words long. The structure is like this: trigger( which causes me to flash back), significant event; then end which reinforces theme or main idea. I'm thinking about doing a story about a frightening, yet rewarding experience at camp. We had to rock climb up this really high wall , then strap ourselves with some ropes attached to two overhead wires (which created a kind of a swing) and then we had to jump off. Trigger: I was in my old primary school playground when I spotted a small swing behind all these large playground structures, which causes me to flash back. Theme: uh... Life has our own challenges that must overcome. I chose this one because some people thought the swing at camp wasn't scary at all and i reinforced this idea by having a small swing behind these large playground structures as my trigger. What do you think? :0