In our everyday ordinary lives, you’ll be amazed at the wonderful story ideas that can be derived from seemingly mundane events. But as most of us have realized, having an idea, and converting it into a story, are two very different things.
Below are a few tips which will help you develop an interesting plot:
Identify your Audience
Every story has a tone which appeals to a particular group. Identifying the audience to your story is important, if you want to capture your reader’s attention. For example, if your story is meant for children, your characters, setting, language, etc, should easy to understand and be simple.
Open with a Bang!
The first paragraph of your story should make one want to read ahead. Avoid using boring sentences like, ‘He entered the bar and noticed a beautiful girl standing near the piano.’ Instead try to open with interesting sentences like, ‘The minute he saw her, he knew he had to talk to her.’ Beginning with a dialogue also makes for an interesting start.
Spend a good amount of time and effort on making your characters appealing. If your story is about a bee, then give it a personality by asking various questions. Is it a boy or a girl? Does it have a family? Which is his favourite flower? Does it have any superpowers? Asking all these things will help you establish the character and make it easier for you to make it believable.
Dialogues form an integral part of a story. They keep the story alive and are very effective in portraying a variety of emotions. However, if the dialogues are dreary and dull, they can kill the reader’s interest just as effectively.