How to plan your story

Find out some useful tips to help you plan your story.

How is a story structured?

Find out why most stories consist of a beginning, a middle and an end.

What is a setting?

Find out what a setting is and how you can use them in your stories.

How to invent a new character

Find out about some of the different questions authors think about when they are inventing new characters.

How to think about your purpose for writing

Find out how your writing can have different purposes depending on the subject you're writing about or what you want to communicate.

How to write for different audiences

Find out how you should think about the language you use when writing for different audiences.

Identifying errors

Find out why it's important to check your work for errors.

Context for writing

Find out how changing the context can affect your stories.

Types of story

This English article shows how to identify the features of different types of story, also called genres.

Different types of story

An English article on how to identify the features of different types of story, such as science fiction, fairy stories, scary stories and mysteries.

Fiction and non-fiction

In this English article, learn about the difference between fiction and non-fiction writing.

Reading for pleasure

In this English article, learn about what an author does and review your favourite book.

Understanding recounts

An English article on what a recount is and how to write one of your own.

Identifying themes

In this English article, learn how to identify themes in a wide range of stories.

Recognising genre

An English article to help identify different genres of writing and choose the most appropriate genre for texts.

How to recognise genres

In this English article, learn how to identify different genres used in writing and choose the most appropriate genre for texts.