Some techniques that make a story interesting:
A surprise ending
A sudden twist in the plot
Strong emotional appeal – touching the reader’s emotions deeply
Humour- a light touch that is, making the reader smile or laugh
The use of short sentences for dramatic effect. Avoid overdoing this though.
The use of a sentence-paragraph for dramatic effect. Avoid overdoing this we all.
Dialogue that fleshes out characterization realistically –characters and their relationships.
The use of apt, excellent description, especially the use of figurative language that adds originality and freshness, e.g. similes metaphors etc.
Appeal to all 5 senses
High quality language of language, including active verbs. Refer to the table above.