Narrative Writing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Table of Contents

0

Introduction

 

Warming Up

1

Basic Terms

2

Your Story Idea

3

Genre

4

Conflict

5

Antagonists

6

Characters: Static vs. Dynamic

7

Theme

 

The Six Story Elements

8

Six Story Elements

9

Character

10

Situation

11

Objective

12

Opponent

13

Disaster

14

Story Question

 

Cover Blurb

15

Cover Blurb

 

Story Spine

16

Story Spine

17

Story Spine Examples

18

Your Story Spine Outline

 

Write a Dramatic Dialogue

19

Adding Conflict to Your Dialogues

 

Beginning

20

Start at the Beginning

21

Establish the Narrative Tense and POV

22

Establish the Setting

23

Describe Your Hero's Character

24

The Precipitating Event

 

Middle

25

Rising Action (1)

26

Rising Action (2)

 

End

27

Satisfying Endings

28

Shoe-Shine Boy

29

Deus Ex Machina

30

Tragic Endings

31

Moral Choice (1)

32

Moral Choice (2)

33

Getting What You Really Wanted

 

Final Touches

34

Adding Figurative Language

 

Ready, Set, Go!

35

Ready, Set, Go!