You can tell stories easily by using four parts: beginning, main point, reaction and ending. Remember that stories usually stick to the past tense.
It is common to use a past-continuous clause (was/were ~ing) and ‘when‘, followed by a past-tense clause (simple or continuous) for a detail to link to the main point.
“I was having a job interview when I felt the room shaking.”
Get straight to the point. This is an action.
“There was a huge earthquake.”
What did you do after the action you just talked about?
“Everybody left the building and went home.”
How did things get back to normal or back to a comfortable situation for you?
“I had to walk for five hours because there were no trains.”
This might be useful next time you write your diary.