There are many ways you could impact positivity in the world: Writing amazing stories that give your readers an unforgettable experience is one of them. And one of the ways of creating that experience is bringing their world to life in your story. Let them know you feel what they feel and describe that feeling so that they can understand. Here are five ways to make sure your readers do not easily forget a story you have written:
Play with words: Master the use of beautiful language. You don’t need to go looking in a dictionary to find big words you’d like to impress your readers. The goal is to communicate, so use lofty yet straightforward words to tell your story and describe your world. Let your readers flow with your sentences. Also, indulge their imagination power by using figures of speech. Some of the details on figures of speech has been mentioned in the Writing With Your 5 Sense Organs article.
Keep it short: It almost sounds cliché to say, ‘don’t beat about the bush’, but it is the best advice when writing your story. Leave some windows of thought for your reader, sentences to complete, riddles and puzzles to figure out, a mystery to keep thinking about and loose endings for possible further development. If your reader asks the ‘what if’ question, you have succeeded in indulging their imagination. For example, your story could be about a girl accused of stealing money that fell out of her friend’s bag. She was accused after she picked up the money and was about to return it when. Her only witness was a mute girl who was afraid to communicate with other people. What are the ‘what if’ questions coming to your mind right now?
Also, to retain only the essential parts, it is important to eliminate details that do not contribute to your story development; it can be difficult, but it is for the best.
Evoke Emotions: In addition to helping your reader create a mental picture, you need to describe your character’s emotions in a way that will move your reader. Give your characters background and a behaviour that makes your reader either like them or hate them. Create conflict by letting your main character have trouble getting what he wants. Heighten the tension enough to make your reader jump off their seats in fear or excitement. Let the sequence of events make them frightened, laugh, cry, angry and surprised.
Create a relatable character: For the readers to see through the main character’s eyes, create a relatable character. Let your character have strengths and weaknesses. For example, the best character is not the one that wins all the time. There’s no fun in that. Instead, let them face difficulty and call for help so that their victory will be satisfactory for your reader.
Teach a lesson: Let there be a lesson for your character to learn at the end of the story. Many times in life, people don’t get what they want. Sometimes they get what they want, but it is not the way they expect. And while they go on a journey to get what they want, they learn valuable lessons. Let your story replicate life and create the memories that your reader will remember for a long time.