Tell Stories Easily by Using 4 Parts


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.”

Main Point

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.

Write a diary