Stories describe a series of real or imaginary events that happened to either ourselves (first person narrative) or to other people (third person narrative). A good story should consist of:
a) a beginning that sets the scene (who, where, when etc.) and attracts the attention of the reader.
b) a main body describing the sequence of events.
c) an ending that ends the story and refers to people's moods, reactions, feelings etc.
Stories are written using past tenses and are written in a personal, informal style. We can include detailed, chatty descriptions and direct speech to make them more lively.