Monday, May 5, 2008

Story writing Tips

Few fellows said to me that i have put some example questions of story test but haven't given any tips as how to attempt them, what to write in those stories. Well what i can do is to give you some points to keep in mind while writing a story, here they are:

1. Take a while to actually think of a story before stating to write.5 to 10 sec are enough if you have practiced at your home. Those who dont practice sit idle for 30 sec but still cant come up with a plot for the story. "Practice makes a man perfect".

2. Do not write childish stories like " She was walking alone on a road at night when all of a sudden..... a lion came before her and she started screaming then superman came for her rescue" Try to make a little bit practical stories like "she saw an army jeep coming towards her, it stopped near her and a major came out, he asked what are you doing out so late, she told that her father is sick at home and all of the family is out of town, she couldn't find anyone to help so she took the courage and went on her own to go to near by Cantonment hospital, Major made a wireless call for an ambulance and took the girl to her home to her father. Ambulance came and took him to hospital and he recovered". This story although is quite short and does not satisfy the few rules ill mention but it makes a negative situation quite positive, clears any doubts, and shows courage and decision making ability.

3. I personally find sentence story more difficult then picture story. Because in picture story u can carve out anything.

4. In case of picture story you need to look at the picture, think of something relating to the situation. try to include each and every character in the picture and the surroundings.

5. Usually the following sequence is adopted... first 2 3 lines give an introduction of the main character and PAST. 2 3 lines tell about the PRESENT and what is happening in the picture and the last 2 3 lines tell about some positive future happening from this scene.

6. Six months back i had a similar psychology test and the pic showed a boy sitting on stairs. I made a story "Ali is in class 5, today he got his final result and he stood first in his class, he is very happy. He is now sitting on the stairs waiting for his father to come so that he can tell the good news to him. His father a laborer when came home in the evening was so delighted to hear the news. He was proud of his son's achievement. Ali continued his successful record and became an engineer"

7. You would have to write 5 to 6 stories in total, Do not include Army in all the stories. At max include army/navy /airforce in 3 stories. Like in above example you can write, he joined armed forces of Pakistan.

8. Try to include something of your past in the stories, to make them more real. Like i included 5th class because i got a scholarship and i did mention it in my bio data form, meaning that you have to relate your self to them.

9. Try to avoid accidents, tragedy, death, in the stories.

10. i remember in my ISSB we were shown a picture which was nothing but black background and on it were small dots(at least this is what i thought of it) I made a story that this is a photo copy of a painting by Gp Capt S M A Hussaini of attack on an Indian airbase by our Bomber at night. There is alot of anti aircraft fire in the dark.....


aziz said...

those who believe in ALLAH and then their self they have no obsticles
i m repeater for PMA but it doesnt matter
i have fallen in PAK ARMY uniform love and this may 2nd AZIZ shaheed (I A)
and i hope this site will lead me in good manner

Ahmed said...

this is a good effort, to keep inform new candidates to know aboui ISSB,
I have appeared in inital test in 126OMA long course and now waiting for ISSB call up letter.
in last once again thanx

moiz said...

A.a how many percent i involve my self in stories .

Nasir said...

any one send me on merits and demerits plz on mail

muaaz said...

sir! plz tell me hw to write merits n demerits...????????????????

aqeel ahmed said...

asslam.o.alaikum brdr i m realy hapy to c dis bcs by readng sm sort of these comments one cn undrstand d skill of writing a gud story. ok c u n t.c

sheryar said...

picture me agar kuch nagetive dikhaya gaya ho to tab use positive manner me kese likhen gay.plz guide me