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Why do we tell so many stories? What makes a great narrative?

Why do we tell so many stories? What makes a great narrative?

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  • 1. Narrative Writing Daniel Flower
  • 2. Mini-discussion Why do we tell stories?What makes a story great? http://3oneseven.com/29/singin-in-the-rain/
  • 3. Stories are importantcognitive events, for theyencapsulateinformation, knowledge,context, and emotion.--Don Norman, Things That Make Us Smart danorbit.
  • 4. Stories Use ConcreteLanguage JD Hancock
  • 5. Concrete language grabsattention by appealing to thefive senses.
  • 6. Stronger imagery createsdeeper impressions on areader.
  • 7. Need Details? Use the RENNS ModelYau Hoong Tang
  • 8. TheRENNS Model Why did something happen? Why did someone doReasons something?Examples How did it happen? How did someone do something?Names Who was involved? Where did it happen?Numbers When did it happen? How many were involved? hearing sight smell touch tasteSenses (auditory) (visual) (olfactory) (tactile) (gustatory)
  • 9. 1_milano Random Characters
  • 10. Sight light and dark, shades and hues, visible shape and appearancetimitalia
  • 11. Thomas HawkThe restaurant was shaped like a big bottle, though squatter than areal bottle, and on its cap was a revolving figure of a grinningboy holding a hamburger aloft.--Joyce Carol Oates, “Where are you Going, Where have you Been?”
  • 12. Smell Often used metaphoricallyAndrew Morrell Photography
  • 13. ...I remembered clearest of all...how the bedroom smelled of the lumber it was made of and of the wet woods whose scent entered through the screen. --E.B. White, “Once More to the Lake”James Jordan
  • 14. Taste Gustatory, detecting flavor--related to smellani-bee
  • 15. ...the walking boots that taste of Atlantic and Pacific salt... --Robert Frost, “A Record Stride”striatic
  • 16. Sound volume word choice toneVox Efx
  • 17. ...there came to my ears a low, dull, quick sound, such as a watch makes when enveloped in cotton.... It was the beating of the old mans heart. --Edgar Allan Poe, “The Tell Tale Heart”alvaro tapia hidalgo
  • 18. Touch Tactile experience and emotion (tension, reactions)Shemer
  • 19. You grasp the bark by a rugged pleat, And look up small from the forests feet. --Robert Frost, “On Going Unnoticed”ben matthews
  • 20. Ira Glass: A Story’s Building Blocks 713 Avenue
  • 21. The A n ecdo te like ntly here that s] in .and t it n.. [tha atio form estin lass h its s a d " --Ira G roug t ha l th tha n g... fee in can tra ethi som .. .you on a to find be re ing going y ou 96dpi
  • 22. The Moment of Reflectioncambiodefractal
  • 23. Robert McKee’sCommandmentsof storytelling yoppy
  • 24. Thou shalt not take the climax out of the protagonist’s handsΒethan
  • 25. Thou Shalt Not Make Life Easy For The Protagonist
  • 26. Thou sh alt not use fals e myste ry or su rprisepracticalowl
  • 27. Respect Thine Audience yozz!
  • 28. Have a god like knowledge of your universe
  • 29. Use Complexity RatherThan Complication Thuany Gabriela
  • 30. Thou Shalt Take Your Characters To The End Of The Line emma.c
  • 31. Thou Shalt Not Write On The Nose Dialogue B Rosen
  • 32. Thou Shalt Dramatize Thine ExpositionMy Melting Brain
  • 33. Thou shaltrewrite pj_vanf
  • 34. becca.peterson26
  • 35. Stories have the amazing dual power tosimulate and to inspire.--Chip & Dan Heath, Made to Stick

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