I could write a sequel first

Continue writing a story

You have probably already read a lot of stories or been read out loud. But how does it actually work to continue writing a story?

Thats is quite easy. At least with a few tips. So watch out.

Tenses of history

Take a look at the tense in which the story is written. It is about Present ( He is walking along the dirt road next to the church. ) or preterite ( She was pulling the penny shelf out of her parents' driveway when the big white car came towards her. ).

Depending on the time in which the story was written, you should then continue to write it. So it remains consistent for the reader.

You must also use the time that occurs in the story!

The perspective of the story

From what perspective is the story told? Is the story written in the he / she perspective or in the first person perspective?

1. Her / him perspective:

Jana called after Peet again, but he was already too far away. Shit, now she was sitting here alone with her bike flat. The cell phone was also empty. Who should she call now? Whom to ask for help? She sat down on the curb, pulled her knees to her chest, and put her head down. She was desperate. How could she get home before dark?

2. First person perspective:

Now I finally have you, I thought. But then the fish was off the hook again. Such a dumb thing. And that's why I sat here and waited for two hours. Why did mom always have to call when it didn't work out? Next time I'll just turn off my cell phone to go fishing.

First, find out if the story is written in the first person or the he / she form. Keep writing exactly like this!

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Characters, plot and location

Which W-questions are already clarified in the introduction and main part? who is the main character? Or are there several? Where does the story play? And when? What has already happened?

In the example above:
Jana called after Peet again, but he was already too far away. Shit, now she was sitting here alone with her bike flat. The cell phone was also empty. Who should she call now? Whom to ask for help? She sat down on the curb, pulled her knees to her chest, and put her head down. She was desperate. How could she get home before dark?

1. Who? Jana is the main character
2. Where? Maybe somewhere between the destination and your home.
3. When? Late afternoon
4. What happened? Jana and Peet have a bike ride
made. Now they are on their way back. But Jana has a flat tire.

Use W-questions to clarify the characters, the plot and the location of the event.

Continue writing a story

And now everything at a glance:

  1. Tense (present or past tense)
  2. Perspective (he / she perspective or first person perspective)
  3. Characters, plot and location (who? Where? When? What?)

These are the three main points that are important if you want to move on to a story.

Well, now have fun with the tasks.