Finding ideas and inspiration for writing a story can be tricky for both children and adults alike. Helping your child structure their story from beginning to end is a great way to make the writing process a whole lot easier. Step 1: Think of an idea. A good place to start is by reading a book together.
The first line of a short story is very important, a good one can hook the reader and make them want to read on. A weak first line and they might pass your story by. If you're entering short story writing competitions then make sure you have a strong opening to keep the judges reading.