Writing with The Paramount Story Wranglers

WRITING WITH THE PARAMOUNT STORY WRANGLERS

Story-Writing Tools

Steps of Writing

1. Brainstorm
2. First Draft
3. Revise
4. Publish

 

Story Spine

Once upon a time…
He/She/It wanted…
But…
Then…
And ever since that day…

 

Revision Tools

Organization
Word Choice
Main Idea

 

Download a printable Story Wranglers Journal!

 

Now Write Your Own Story

  • BRAINSTORM

  • Write down as many NEW characters in 60 seconds as you can. And...GO!
  • Which of the above characters will be the main character of your story?
  • (An adjective is a word that describes a noun.)
  • Write down as many NEW settings in 60 seconds as you can. And...GO!
  • Which of the above settings will be where your story takes place?
  • (An adjective is a word that describes a noun.)
  • FIRST DRAFT

  • (This is where you introduce your character and your setting.)
  • (What does your main character want? It doesn't need to be something tangible.)
  • (What is the problem? Why can't they get what they want?)
  • (What happens next? How are they going to try to fix the problem?)
  • (How would you like to end your story? Does the main character get what they want?)
  • REVISE

  • Use all the tools in your Revision Toolbox as you put together your final story below. Once upon a time... He/she/it/they wanted... But... Then... And ever since that day... THE END
  • (That’s where you go back to your story and ask questions in each sentence to add more details!)
  • (That’s where you go back to your story and choose a few words to make them more EXTREME!)
  • Let's use our Main Idea Lightbulb. What is your story about? Keep it short and don't give too much away!
  • This will email YOU a copy of your story when you hit the PUBLISH button below. We would also love to contact you and thank you for your story! (We will not add you to our mailing list unless you request it.)