Please help me in completing my project. I have to write a story which begins like this.. "Ron, the son of poor widow, was not good at studies.........."

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ms-einstein eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Every good story must have a plot, conflict, and resolution. Start by asking yourself some questions.

  • Who is Ron? How old is he? What does he look like? Who's his best friend? Who's his enemy? What does he excel at? Why isn't he good at studies? What secret does he have? (Every interesting character usually has one secret.) What's his greatest wish?
  • How did his father die?
  • How poor is he?

Try to add a few literary devices, simile, hyperbole, personification, especially ones you really like.

Remember to describe things, not tell them. For example, don't say Ron hated math. Try something like this: Ron flipped through the pages. The numbers jumped out at him like predators in the night. Beads of sweat began collecting on his brow until the Mississippi was flowing down his cheeks. No, he would not master algebra, he thought. If people only knew he wanted to a ____, perhaps math wouldn't seem so important.

It might be easier for you to write as if you are one of the characters in the story, appearing as "I."

Good luck! You can do it!

literaturenerd eNotes educator| Certified Educator

While you leave many questions unanswered regarding what type of story you are trying to tell, I will try and give you something to make it easier on you.

Before writing, create the character Ron. What does he look like? What characteristics does he possess? Is he a good guy or a bad guy? Where does he live? What is his history?

Once you are able to define your protagonist (the main character) you need to define the conflict he faces. (You have been given one conflict already- 'not good at studies.' ) What other conflicts do you think he will face?

Who is the antagonist? Who are the subordinate (secondary) characters in your story?

What do you hope the story teaches readers? What is the lesson?

Once you actually pen all of this, you should have a good starting place to build your story upon. Sometimes writers find it easier to hash out all of the intricacies prior to actually writing the story. If you have an idea of where you want your story to end up, it is easier to choose a path for it to follow.

miriamhoward | Student

Ron, the son of poor widow, was not good at studies.........."

First, a good story has a beginning, a middle and an end. The beginning of the story is called the basic situation. That is usaually when the main character and the conflict (problem) are introduced.

Second, the main character must try to solve his problem. This part of the story is called the complications. Usually when there is a problem it should not have a simple solution. One try should lead to other complications.

Third, the climax should be the most exciting part of the story, or an indication that the complications are about to be solved.

Finally, the end of the story-the resolution. This part of the story should resolve the problem or problems in the story.