The Jag News

FM9 Student-Led News Source - October 21, 2016

Humans Of Flower Mound

Are you interested in telling the stories of the students and faculty at FMHS/FM9? If so, join Humans of Flower Mound as an interviewer or photographer. Please see Mrs. Killough in room 9118 for more information and club form. Forms are due on Wednesday, October, 26th. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @humansofflomo
Song recommendations

If you would like to request a song to play during lunch on Fridays, then submit your request here. Song recommendations must be school appropriate in order to be added to the playlist.

Five Tips For Creating a Good Story

Like it or not, we all have to write a story sometime over our lifetime. Some people do it for fun and others do it strictly for school. But as was stated before, we all have to do it at some point. So, without further ado, here are some tips for crafting a good story.

The first key for a good story is grammar. If your story has bad grammar, nobody wants to read it. Having good grammar is important because it keeps a story fluent and understandable.

Know your audience. If you are writing a story for school then you might want to keep the phrasing a little bit more formal, but if you're writing for fun you can be a little more casual. Also, if you are writing for a class, you might want to tailor your story to the teacher for that specific class.

Make it interesting! Even if you have no interest in the topic that you are writing about, you still need to seem excited about it! It makes the story more fun for those who are reading it, and it makes the story stick more in their minds.

Show not tell. When you're writing your story, it's all about how you tell it. When your audience reads your story they should be able to visualize what's going on, see the big picture. If your details are simple and straight to the point, readers will lose interest.

Stay in character. What's your setting? Who are your characters? What are they like? These are questions you should be asking yourself as you begin to write. It's important to not drift off to a topic that's not about your story. Choose a setting, a time period, where your story is mainly going to focus. Once you've decided on that, pretend that you're the character yourself, like you're actually there.

By Annabelle Scott and Chris Fields