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NARRATIVE
WRITING
Mohammad Ramzan
Abdul Rehman
Agenda
• Narrative Writing Defined
– Fiction
– Non Fiction
• Elements of Narrative Writing
– Characters
– Protagonist
– An...
Narrative Writing
• Any Kind of Writing Which Tells the Story
• E.g.
– SBBU SPORTS FEST PLAY GROUND MEMORY
– First Day at ...
Fiction
• Writing that is imaginary and tells a story
4
Fiction (Cont..)
5
Narrative Writing as Fiction (Cont..)
6
Fiction
Narrative (STORY)
Fantasy Story
Mystery Story
Science Fiction
7
Non Fiction
• Writing that have facts and tell a story
about real peoples, places and
events
8
Nonfiction (FACTS) Narrative (STORY)
Personal Narrative Diary and Journal Entries
Biographical Narratives Eyewitness Accou...
Elements of Narrative Writing
• There are many specific traits (elements) every type of narrative writing
should have
10
• Also known as the peoples or subject’s of the story
All Stories Must have Characters
11
• Essential Character of the Story
Protagonist
12
Antagonist
13
14
15
PLOT
PLOT
• Exposition
– Introducing characters, and settings
• Rising Action
– Includes events leading up to the main problem ...
Conflict
17
18
Protagonist Vs Antagonist (Conflict..)
19
Society…!!
20
Character
21
Arts of Nature
22
Setting
23
Setting
24
Point of view
25
Two Main Point of View
• First Person
• Third Person
26
First Person Point of View
• Narrator
– Person who is telling the story
• Character speaks directly to the reader.
• Helps...
First Person Point of View
• E.g. Humpty Dumpty:
• I am sitting on top of the cold sandstone wall,
gazing at the horizon. ...
Third Person Point of View
29
NARRATOR
30
Tense
• Most fictional narratives are written in past tense. The
event has happened.
Past Tense
• At Football training las...
Structure
of Personal
Narrative Essay
32
Introduction
• The Hook
introductory part that
catches the attention of
the readers.
• E.g. “Shut the Door“, teacher said....
Introduction (Cont..)
• Thesis Statement
Thesis statement the overall theme of the essay. It can be slightly
different rol...
Body Of The Paragraph
• Show, Don’t Tell
• Supporting Evidence
• Passage of Time
• Transitions
35
Conclusion
• The Moral of the Story The conclusion of a narrative include the closing
action of the event, but also should...
Types and Examples
of Narrative Writing
37
Novels
• A novel is a long narrative, normally in prose, which describes fictional
characters and events, usually in the f...
Comics
• Are Short Stories Broken in Short Episodes with Graphics or Pictures
39
Plays
40
Summary.
• Narrative Writing
– Must tell a story
• Fiction
– Imaginary
• Non Fiction
– Real events
• Elements
– Characters...
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NARRATIVE WRITING relates a clear sequence of events that occurs over time. Both what happens and the order in which the events occur are communicated to the reader. Effective narration requires a writer to give a clear sequence of events (fictional or non-fictional) and to provide elaboration.

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Narrative Writing and its types

  1. 1. NARRATIVE WRITING Mohammad Ramzan Abdul Rehman
  2. 2. Agenda • Narrative Writing Defined – Fiction – Non Fiction • Elements of Narrative Writing – Characters – Protagonist – Antagonist – PLOT – Conflict – Setting – Point of View – Tense • Structure of Narrative Essay • Conclusion 2
  3. 3. Narrative Writing • Any Kind of Writing Which Tells the Story • E.g. – SBBU SPORTS FEST PLAY GROUND MEMORY – First Day at University – Near Death Experience – Climbing a Mountain – The Most Memorable Experience in my Life 3
  4. 4. Fiction • Writing that is imaginary and tells a story 4
  5. 5. Fiction (Cont..) 5
  6. 6. Narrative Writing as Fiction (Cont..) 6
  7. 7. Fiction Narrative (STORY) Fantasy Story Mystery Story Science Fiction 7
  8. 8. Non Fiction • Writing that have facts and tell a story about real peoples, places and events 8
  9. 9. Nonfiction (FACTS) Narrative (STORY) Personal Narrative Diary and Journal Entries Biographical Narratives Eyewitness Accounts 9
  10. 10. Elements of Narrative Writing • There are many specific traits (elements) every type of narrative writing should have 10
  11. 11. • Also known as the peoples or subject’s of the story All Stories Must have Characters 11
  12. 12. • Essential Character of the Story Protagonist 12
  13. 13. Antagonist 13
  14. 14. 14
  15. 15. 15 PLOT
  16. 16. PLOT • Exposition – Introducing characters, and settings • Rising Action – Includes events leading up to the main problem or conflict • Climax – When the problem reaches at high point • Falling action – When characters works to solve the problem or conflict. • Resolution – The 16
  17. 17. Conflict 17
  18. 18. 18
  19. 19. Protagonist Vs Antagonist (Conflict..) 19
  20. 20. Society…!! 20
  21. 21. Character 21
  22. 22. Arts of Nature 22
  23. 23. Setting 23
  24. 24. Setting 24
  25. 25. Point of view 25
  26. 26. Two Main Point of View • First Person • Third Person 26
  27. 27. First Person Point of View • Narrator – Person who is telling the story • Character speaks directly to the reader. • Helps author to reveal thoughts and feelings in an intimate way. • Disadvantage - reader only knows about the events of the story from only one point of view. 27
  28. 28. First Person Point of View • E.g. Humpty Dumpty: • I am sitting on top of the cold sandstone wall, gazing at the horizon. I am worried I might fall off and hurt myself. Me My I 28
  29. 29. Third Person Point of View 29 NARRATOR
  30. 30. 30
  31. 31. Tense • Most fictional narratives are written in past tense. The event has happened. Past Tense • At Football training last night he twisted his ankle and the trainer called for a doctor. Present Tense • At Football training he runs and twists his ankle. The trainer calls for a doctor immediately. Future Tense • The events of the plot are depicted as occurring soon or eventually. 31
  32. 32. Structure of Personal Narrative Essay 32
  33. 33. Introduction • The Hook introductory part that catches the attention of the readers. • E.g. “Shut the Door“, teacher said. – i couldn't believe my eyes 33
  34. 34. Introduction (Cont..) • Thesis Statement Thesis statement the overall theme of the essay. It can be slightly different role with the other essay as it can be the opening sentence or offer a moral lesson learned. 34
  35. 35. Body Of The Paragraph • Show, Don’t Tell • Supporting Evidence • Passage of Time • Transitions 35
  36. 36. Conclusion • The Moral of the Story The conclusion of a narrative include the closing action of the event, but also should include some reflection or analysis of the significance of the event to the writer. • What lesson did you learn? How has what happened to you affected your life now? 36
  37. 37. Types and Examples of Narrative Writing 37
  38. 38. Novels • A novel is a long narrative, normally in prose, which describes fictional characters and events, usually in the form of a sequential story. • E.g. 38
  39. 39. Comics • Are Short Stories Broken in Short Episodes with Graphics or Pictures 39
  40. 40. Plays 40
  41. 41. Summary. • Narrative Writing – Must tell a story • Fiction – Imaginary • Non Fiction – Real events • Elements – Characters – Plot – Conflict – Setting – Point of View • Types – Novels, Comics, Plays, Narrative Poetry…. 41

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