Creative Writing in the EFL Classroom/Stories

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Stories[edit]

Novels[edit]

It's delightful to read a novel. What is it? A novel, if you check the dictionary, is a story long enough to fill a complete a book, in which the characters and events are usually imaginary.

Detective Novels[edit]

A detective novel is a novel that focuses on crime by a brilliant detective. It usually employs elements of mystery and suspense.


Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express is a good example.

Historical Novels[edit]

A historical novel is a novel where fictional characters are created; they take part in actual historical events and interact with real people from the past.

James Fenimore Cooper's Last of the Mohicans is a good example.

Romantic Novels[edit]

Fantasy Novels[edit]

A fantasy novel is a story that is disengaged from reality. Often such novels are set in nonexistent worlds, such as under the earth, in a fairyland, on the moon, etc. The characters are often something other than human or include nonhuman characters.

J. R. R. Tolkien's The Hobbit

Short Stories[edit]

Mini Sagas[edit]

Biographies/Autobiographies (Memoirs)[edit]

Folktales and Myths[edit]