How To Start A Fictional Story?

Begin the story with action.

Don’t begin with a flashback after spending only a trivial amount of time in the story’s present.

Introduce important characters in the beginning.

Begin with a scene that will introduce a major conflict.

How do you start off a story?

Find out which starter makes your partner most interested in reading your story.

  • Start with action or dialogue.
  • Ask a question or set of questions.
  • Describe the setting so readers can imagine it.
  • Give background information that will interest readers.
  • Introduce yourself to readers in a surprising way.

How do you start a fictional short story?

Here are seven steps on how to write a short story:

  1. First, Write the Basic Story in One Sitting.
  2. Next, Find Your Protagonist.
  3. Then, Write the Perfect First Line.
  4. Break the Story Into a Scene List.
  5. Only Now Should You Research.
  6. Write/Edit/Write/Edit/Write/Edit.
  7. Publish!

How do you start a realistic fiction story?

5 Keys to Writing a Realistic Story

  • Use a setting you know. That means writing about areas that you know, that you’ve actually been to and spent time in, if it’s not where you live.
  • Listen to the way people talk.
  • Base characters on real people.
  • Observe people and the way they interact.
  • Give your character friends.