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Burglary creative writing

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How to Write a Story About Robbery

Creating stories is a fun creative outlet for ideas and imaginative expression. Stories come in many forms and genres and are only limited by the author’s creativity. Short stories are structured alike, with differences lying in the character creation and the story line. Creating a story about a robbery involves discovering a story path satisfactory to the imagination and limitations of the creator. The robbery story may be funny, serious or tragic, depending on the creator’s preferences.

Step 1

Determine the story genre. Genres include mystery, realistic fiction or fantasy. The specific genre will determine the setting of the robbery. A mystery genre will include an unnamed robber while a fantasy genre may have a robber of a race other than human.

Step 2

Choose a protagonist. The protagonist is the main character of the story, and he will require extensive character development. The protagonist will be the robber, a detective trying to catch the robber or another person having an involvement with the robbery. The protagonist will have a problem or other issue that must be resolved within the story.

Step 3

Discover the point of view. Points of view come in first or third person. The first person point of view will entail the story being told by the protagonist or another character from her point of view. The third person point of view is told as if a narrator is looking in on the action and telling the story.

Step 4

Build a setting for the story, including background. This is the place where the motivation for the robbery may be highlighted. Create a background for the protagonist, as well as backgrounds for any characters directly important to the plot.

Step 5

Highlight the plot of the story. The plot may include the robbery itself, the aftermath of the robbery or the events leading to the robbery. The plot will be built around the protagonist and his specific motivations or involvement within the robbery.

Step 6

Weave conflict into the story before the climax. Conflicts in robbery stories include the robber being caught, the detective chasing the robber through town or perhaps the robber feeling guilty for the crime. Lead the conflict to the climax, where the characters meet or somehow end the ongoing conflict of the story.

Step 7

Finish the story with a resolution. Decide what happens to the protagonist after the story climax. Does the robber return the items stolen due to guilty feelings? Does the detective arrest the robber and feel a sense of a job well done? The resolution is dependent upon the events of the conflict in the story.

Creative writing on the theme of a burglary-interrupted holiday [30 out of 45, 2001/2002]

Pour établir le contexte de ces deux images, il faut que je vous informe que ces deux personnes – Hérvé et Pascale – sont mariées. Ils étaient tous les deux en vacances d’été, et ils avaient envie de se détendre, après avoir travaillé dur pendant quelques mois – Hérvé comme chef du ‘Géant’, et Pascale comme ménagère.

Hérvé était déjà dans le Midi – leur destination de vacances, au sud de la France – quand Pascale lui a téléphoné avec des nouvelles choquantes…

Hérvé: Salut! C’est Hérvé ici, c’est qui à l’appareil?

Pascale: Bonjour Hérvé, c’est Pascale. Je suis desolée de tu le dire, mais j’ai des mauvaises nouvelles…

Hérvé: Qu’est-ce que c’est alors?

Pascale: Quelqu’un a volé ma voiture.

Hérvé: Je ne peux pas le croire… avez-vous informé la police parisienne?

Pascale: Oui, bien sûr. J’ai donné toutes les informations à Monsieur Dupont. Il a dit que ça ne l’étonne pas, puisque Renault est une marque de voiture tellement populaire en France.

Hérvé: Mais où l’avez-vous laissée avant qu’elle ait été volée chérie?

Pascale: Je venais de faire les courses au Géant parisien quand j’ai remarqué que la voiture n’était pas où je l’avais laissée.

Hérvé: Essaie de ne pas trop l’inquiéter – j’ai de la confiance en la police…

Finalement, la police a trouvé la voiture et deux jeunes garçons qui ont avoué au crime. Ils viennent d’un banlieue parisienne – selon la gendarmerie – où les problèmes sociaux sont nombreux: le chômage; le crime; la drogue; et l’abus d’alcool.

Hérvé et Pascale ont passé ‘des journées longues’ sur les plages du Midi… [^]

To establish the context of these two images, I must tell you that the two people – Hérvé and Pascale – are married. They are both on their summer holidays, and both wish to relax after having worked hard for several months – Hérvé as the boss of ‘Géant’ , and Pascale as a housewife.

Hérvé was already in the Mediterranean – their holiday destination, in the south of France – when Pascale rang him with shocking news…

Hérvé: Hello! Hérvé speaking, who is this?

Pascale: Hello Hérvé, it’s Pascale. I’m sorry to have to tell you this, but I have some bad news…

Hérvé: What is it?

Pascale: Somebody has stolen my car.

Hérvé: I cannot believe it… have you informed the Paris-based police?

Pascale: Yes, of course. I’ve given all the relevant information to Mr Dupont. He said that he wasn’t surprised, since Renault is such a popular make of car in France.

Hérvé: But where did you leave it before it was stolen, my love?

Pascale: I had just finished shopping at the Paris-based ‘Géant’ when I noticed that the car was not where I had left it.

Hérvé: Try not to worry about it too much – I have confidence in the police…

In the end, the police found the car and two young boys who admitted to the crime. They came from a suburb of Paris – according to the gendarmerie – that is rife with social problems: unemployment; crime; drugs; and alcohol abuse.

Hérvé and Pascale spent many ‘long days’ on the beaches of the Mediterranean… [^]

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Thirty-eight-year-old father of three wonderful children [William, Seth, and Alyssa]. Works as an Assistant Technical Officer in the Sterile Services Department of Treliske Hospital, Cornwall. Enjoys jogging, web design, learning programming languages, and supporting Arsenal FC. Obtained a BA degree in English from the University of Bolton in 2008, and has continued to gain qualifications in a diverse range of subjects thereafter.

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