Each one of us has a story, but penning down a good read is not everyone's cup of tea. We've tried to list a few pointers that shall help you write your story better. Remember though, there are no rules !
1 Get Real Pick up an incident from your career. An year, month, season, time, country or city will help.
2 Identify Why After you pick it up, realize that you have a deep emotional connect with that incident – that's precisely why you still remember this out of so many others that you may have had.
3 What did you learn? Was there any learning ? Generally there would be. Critically analyze and identify what touched you – your emotional anchor.
4 Dig Deep Analyze the finer thread – what started it? who, when, why – any one of this could be related your field of expertise.
5 Simple Words Staying within your domain of expertise, describe the problem in the simplest possible language, the solution that you offered and lessons learnt, if any.
6 Re-create the drama If you remember the words that were exchanged, the story gets stronger. Make up the words from the context. The reader must feel that you are narrating a story.
7 Just Narrate Remember, you are not prescribing anything – you are only telling a story, what you felt about it, what you learnt from it & what it meant to you.
8 Feelings Matter A story is not just a sequence of events told in a certain chronology. It would not make an interesting narrative unless you write about what was going on in the minds of the people involved.
9 Keep to the context It is not necessary to follow a pattern. But it is useful to build the context before you start you narrative – this establishes the foundation on which to build the story.