Tall tales are stories that have heroes that can do anything. The heroes might be real people or they might be imaginary. Tall tales are usually funny and are filled with lots of exaggeration. Some of the most well known Tall Tales are Paul Bunyan, Pecos Bill and James Bond.
When you’re writing a tall tale, the first thing you have to do is choose a hero. You should use lots of exaggeration when you’re describing what they look like and what they can do. Use lots of similes and metaphors to make your story interesting. Make sure you tell how incredibly smart your hero is, too.
After you have your hero, you have to create a bad guy. It doesn’t have to be a person – it can be an animal or something from nature, like an earthquake or a tornado. Make sure you use lots of exaggeration when you’re describing the bad guy, too.
Once you know who’s going to be in the story, you have to know what’s going to happen – What is the bad guy going to do that the hero has to solve? Remember, this is suppose to be fun and exciting!
Now, you can start writing your story. First, introduce your hero. Make sure you say what your hero looks like, and what great things he can do. Remember to exaggerate a lot.
Then introduce the bad guy. Make sure you describe what he looks like and why he’s so bad. You could tell what bad things he’s done before - you don’t want anyone to like the bad guy!
Now that everyone knows who’s in the story, you can explain the bad thing that your hero has to solve. Try to be really creative!
Finally, explain how your hero saves the day. Remember, your hero is really smart. If he just catches the bad guy, it won’t be very exciting! Make your hero fight or outsmart the bad guy in some really fun and interesting way. When you’re writing your ending, remember, most heroes in tall tales never die – they just seem to live forever.