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Hey there everyone! I'm going to give a tutorial of making a good story. However, the example will be Minecraft-Themed. Hope you like it! :D

Part 1 - Importance of words
This is EXTREMELY important. Here's an example of incorrect spelling:
"Sooper Creapr ran toowords the jyant catterpellar with a pausitev looc.".
See how it doesn't make too much sense? See how it can SOUND like the actual words, but isn't correctly spelled? Now, here's an example of correct spelling:
"Super Creeper ran towards the giant caterpillar with a positive look.".
See the difference from the first sentence?
Now, here's an example of incorrect grammar:
"But the Dark Enderking hadn't not grabbed hold of the lever yet.".
'hadn't not'. Seriously. -,- Now here's an example of correct grammar:
"But the Dark Enderking hadn't grabbed hold of the lever yet.".
See a difference? You should be able to see the difference. There's "hadn't not" and "hadn't".
I've seen SOOOOO many times either:
1: The wrong punctuation.
2: Punctuation that doesn't belong in a certain place.
3. No punctuation AT ALL.
And it's all wrong. Here's an example of the wrong punctuation:
"Don't you need the gunpowder with the sand to make TNT.".
Here's the right punctuation:
"Don't you need the gunpowder with the sand to make TNT?".
See how it was marked as a declaration instead of a question? Now see an example of punctuation that doesn't belong in a certain place:
"I ran towards the bomb, and, then, I picked, the bomb, up, then, I, threw it, really far, away.".
TOO MANY COMMAS! Now here's the correction:
"I ran towards the bomb and then I picked the bomb up, then I threw it really far away.".
Isn't that SO much better? Well, to me and many others it is. Now, let's see an example of NO punctuation at all:
"The wolf chicken and cow ran away from the creeper but then the creeper ran away from the cat".
See how there are commas needed AND there's a period needed at the end? Do you notice how there's absolutely no punctuation? Well, if you can't, then know that there isn't. Here's the correction:
"The wolf, chicken and cow ran away from the creeper, but then the creeper ran away from the cat.".
NOW there's punctuation. Doesn't it make it more understandable?

Okay! Now that we got that part fiddled with, let's move on!
Part 2 - The Story
Here are some things that will help you about the story.
This will make every single thing go on directly. And it could be hard to keep on topic. Have you ever seen a book that's named something, and the first few pages go with the title, but the rest of it is completely off-topic? If it was made by a friend or someone you know and it is NOT published, then you could probably tell that the author made the title first, and then tried to make the story match. Example:
There's an awesome book called, "The Great Creeper". And as you read it, it's all about a creeper, then it becomes about pigs. Weird, huh? Well what they could've done, is they could have made different stories about different mobs, and the title could've been, "Mob Tales" or,"Tales Of Mobs". Bottom story, if you make a title first, it'll be harder on you to make the story match with the title. (Trust me on this, I've had actual experience on this.)
2. Make it fun--but make it unpredictable!
I have seen SO many predictable stories! Like for instance:
"I'm The Great Hero Creeper! Oh, no! The Pig Villain Of Evil is coming! Pow! Pow! Yay! I did it!".
There are so many times people make the hero always win. But how about this for a change?:
"I'm the best ever! I don't need anyone else! ~The Pig Villain Of Evil appears~ Oh yeah? Ya want a piece of me!? ~They fight and The Great Hero Creeper falls~ No! ~3 days later The Pig Villain Of Evil comes back~ This time, it's you and me, Sidekick Skeleton! ~they fight again and The Pig Villain Of Evil falls~ Yeah! We did it!"
Isn't that much better? Then it isn't always so "fake". If the hero always wins the first time, it's too boring and old. But if sometimes the hero thinks he needs only himself, and he loses, but then he learns about teamwork, and THEN he wins the fight, it makes it more "realistic". And it has a little bit of a lesson in it. XD
Other ways to make things a little "unexpected" is...:
1. Traitor.
2. Playing as the good/bad guy.
3. A spy. (Maybe)
4. Hidden Identity.
5. Made-up past.
6. Looks mean, but is really trying to help.
Those are some examples I thought of. XD (Those are also called, "Twists".)
If it seems boring, or you start to not like it, RESTART! DON'T keep going, DON'T go back a little. It needs to be enjoyable and interesting. Twists will help with this. (Look back to the list to see some twists). If you keep going, it'll also lead to a poorly written story. And you don't want that. (Trust me. >u<)

Now, let's get to examples, shall we?
Part 3 - Examples of stories
1. Romantic Kingdom - A Pig Story
Once upon a time, there was a princess names Princess Pigsa. Princess Pigsa was in love with a handsome prince named Prince Pigster. The prince was headed to the castle of Princess Pigsa. And once he arrived, the place was a wreck. He asked a guard what happened and the guard said, "The princess was......pignapped!". Prince Pigster was mad and asked, "Who had done this!? Where did they go!?". "The Dark Piglord. I can take you to his castle, but we will have to be careful.", replied the guard. "Take me there!", said Prince Pigster. Once they arrived at the castle, the two sneaked in. Once they got to the throne room, the prince saw Princess Pigsa in a cage. "Prince Pigster, help me!", she shouted. The prince ran to her. "Mwahahaha! It's a trap!", shouted the guard. The prince triggers a trap. "No! I was tricked!" said Prince Pigster. "Hahaha! I shall rule the kingdom!", declared the guard, revealing himself as The Dark Piglord. "Not if I can help it!", said a person in the shadows. "No! It can't be!", said The Dark Piglord in shock. "Yes, shake in fear, for I am Creepera, the great warrior!", shouted Creepera. "Creepera, the creeper with a creeper's face, an enderdragon's body, and a wolf's tail!", said Princess Pigsa. "Unbelievable!", said Prince Pigster. "NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!", shouted The Dark Piglord as Creepera sent a dark fireball at him. The Dark Piglord was defeated, and the prince and princess lived happily ever after. The End.
(Yes, I know that Creepera killed The Dark Piglord in one shot, and I had said before that it's too unrealistic to do that, but I was trying to make a short example. And Creepera's supposed to be a deadly being. >w<)
2. Super Heroes - A Creeper Story
Once upon a creeper, there was a creeper. The creeper's name was, "Creepster". Creepster liked to wander and hike around. He was bold, but the one thing he had a fear of, was to blow up and die. Therefore, he would hike during the middle of the night when everyone was asleep. One night, while Creepster was on a walk, he walked by a strange cave that was completely dark. "I don't want to go down there. I'll continue this way. Plus, it'll be morning soon, and I wouldn't want to go too far from home.", said Creepster. Suddenly, he heard a sound. A sound that every creeper hates to hear. "Meow". "AAAH! C-C-C-CAAAAAT!", said Creepster in fear. Suddenly, he saw a miner next to a cat. "I-I-I-I don't wanna die!", said Creepster running into the cave. "Meow", said the cat again. "G-G-G-GO AWAY FROM MEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!", said Creepster running deeper into the cave. Creeper looked ahead to see a stone shining in light of the surface. "Wow! That's a pretty stone!", said Creepster touching it with his foot. Suddenly, Creepster was covered in light specks, and transformed into a super hero. "Wow! I feel stronger!", he said happily. "Meow", said the same cat. However, the cat lookes superized, too. "I can't do this alone! Even if I'm super", said Creepster. Suddenly, a creeper jumped from behind him. "Don't worry, I got your back, bro!", the creeper said. "Creepersta? What are you doing here?", asked Creepster. "I touched the same stone, too! Now, let's take on this Cat-Villain!", explained Creepersta. "Whatever you say, then!", said Creepster. And together, the two creepers defeated the cat. "We did it!", said the two so happily. The End.
(Another short example.)
Well, those are your examples. I hope you like them!

Part 4 - Extras
1. Character personalities
I don't even think I've ever seen two snowflakes that are EXACTLY alike. Ya know what I mean? Well if you don't then this is what I mean: two characters with the exact same personality. If you make every single character with the same personality.....that'll be a big mess. XD But if you make characters with each different personalities, it'll be more fun. (Even if their personality has a few common spots, as well.) So bottom story, don't make every single character with the same personality. Unless...
1. One/some of the characters is a clone of another character.
2. One/some of the characters is a copycat.
2. Chapters
Sometimes, you've got a lot of stuff written, and you want to keep going, but you want to put what you got so far. This is when the words, "End Of Chapter" come in. And sometimes, people make the ending of a chapter dramatic or something so they can interest the readers more. >:3 Lol. But yeah. XD Like I said, you want to keep it interesting. XD
3. --IMPORTANT--: Checking!
It's VERY important that you check spelling, grammar, wording, ect. before you post your story! Check the title to see if it has incorrect wording, too! For instance:
Incorrect title:
Teh Creeper Moviee
Correct title:
The Creeper Movie
Incorrect title:
The Pig Hadn't Not Gone
Correct title:
The Pig Hadn't Gone
Incorrect title:
TheGreat Enderwoman
Correct title:
The Great Enderwoman
All of these mistakes COULD happen, so it's important that's you check if it's correct.
Don't just check the title, though. Check the chapter, too.
"The creeper jumped onto teh pplatform."
"The creeper jumped onto the platform."
You never know if you've made a mistake without noticing. So it's best to check and/or double-check.
Well, hope this tutorial helps at all or encourages you. Thank you for reading through it, too! ^w^ So......Thanks for your time!
Well, I hope you like this tutorial I made! Also, if you like it, or it helped at all, or anything like that, please diamond. Thanks! ^w^
-Squishy <3


03/11/2014 10:29 am
Level 13 : Journeyman Mage
For a long while I have wanted to make a minecraft movie, but it was simply too long for me to start with.  After reading this I think I'll write a book series first, and than the movie after.
03/09/2013 3:22 am
Level 29 : Expert Explorer
Twists aka Climaxes
03/09/2013 9:45 am
Level 49 : Master Pirate
Yah x3
08/10/2012 7:38 am
Level 24 : Expert Pixel Puncher
Thankies for this.
08/10/2012 11:09 am
Level 49 : Master Pirate
No prob. ;3

-Squishy <3
07/13/2012 7:43 pm
Level 59 : Grandmaster Pyro
very nicely written squishy!

a diamond isn't quite enough so i gave you an ultra-diamond :D
07/13/2012 9:26 pm
Level 49 : Master Pirate
Thanks! Lol. XD An UltraDiamond for UltraSquishy. XD

-Squishy <3
07/13/2012 9:47 pm
Level 59 : Grandmaster Pyro
lol yessir :D
07/13/2012 10:09 pm
Level 49 : Master Pirate

-Squishy <3
07/13/2012 7:28 pm
Level 61 : High Grandmaster Dinosaur
your blog says that one should never begin with a title
but the blog pic is a title only ;o
07/13/2012 9:25 pm
Level 49 : Master Pirate
Lol, it's just a pic. XD But that's a good point well made! ^w^

-Squishy <3
07/13/2012 7:21 pm
Level 31 : Artisan Pony
Isn't this what school is for?
07/13/2012 7:25 pm
Level 49 : Master Pirate
The correcting spelling and grammar part? Yes, but I've seen it happen a lot on here, and people just don't care too much so~....

-Squishy <3
07/13/2012 7:30 pm
Level 31 : Artisan Pony
Well you can teach people grammar and such but not much of creative writing. I wrote a few short stories in school and a chapter based series on PMC but I never really got taught most of the things I wrote it was inspiration that made me think up cool ideas for a story. In my years of life in school they never taught me full creative writing just some small tips.
07/13/2012 9:27 pm
Level 49 : Master Pirate
Ah. Well~ not everyone goes to public school, right? So~ that's another thing.

-Squishy <3
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