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How to become a good story writer

Being a good writer isn't just about planning. The best way to become a good writer yourself is to learn from writers you enjoy reading - so read lots of stories!

Think about how your favourite writers write beginnings, middles and endings. Think about how they describe places and characters, and about how they have chosen words that suit a particular story.

Another way to become better is to read your own stories some time after you have written them. Pretend that someone else wrote the story, see how well you think the story is written and then rewrite it to make it better. Most authors, even famous ones, rewrite their stories many times before they are happy to let someone else read them.

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