Create Your First Story With This Creative Writing Reference Sheet
There is no shortcut to writing a great story. However, there are guidelines to help you get started if you’ve never done it before. This table brings together several different forms of tips for beginners into one handy reference.
Reddit user nibs1066 created this diagram, made up of advice from several different writing advice books. It covers the basics like progressive upward action, and it also offers several basic story types like revenge, adventure, or chase. Of course, these are not hard and fast rules that cannot be broken. If you’re struggling with the first story, they are a convenient way to get you started.