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Narrative writing


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

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Narrative writing

  1. Narrative Writing Daniel Flower
  2. Mini-discussion Why do we tell stories?What makes a story great?
  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 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
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  35. Stories have the amazing dual power tosimulate and to inspire.--Chip & Dan Heath, Made to Stick