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Transcript of NARRATIVE WRITING
Buildup of events
Characters confront a problem
Resolution of complication
Reflect on the situation
Eg. The glorious ball of fire burned brightly in the expansive blue sky. The rainforest towered over us, providing shade as the melodious songs of the birds filled the atmosphere.
Eg. I can still recall the pain I felt in my knees as I surged forward.
Must remember to flash forward at the end of your narrative
Eg. "Boom!" , "Suzy, hurry up! We're going to be late!"
Proverbs & Idioms
Idioms are phrases that do not mean exactly what they say.
Eg. Do not put all your eggs into one basket.
Proverbs are wise sayings.
Eg. Good things come in small packages.
Use Vivid Descriptions
What do you smell?
What do you taste?
What do you see?
What do you hear?
What do you feel/touch?
Variation of Vocabulary
Use of synonyms for common words
Say - explained, answered, implored, muttered, pleaded
Good - admirable, commendable, marvelous, splendid
Bad - atrocious, awful, dreadful, unsatisfactory
Refer to your Excel in Grammar book
Sequence of events told from a first-person point of view
Eg. Diary entries, historical records, newspaper articles
May be either first-person or third-person point of view
Must have a complication and resolution
3 stages plot
Ask a thought provoking question
Eg. Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the stage?
Summarises on the point of the story
Main character or characters reflect on the situation and express their feelings about the situation.
Use quotes by famous people.
Proverbs and idioms can be used too, if you did not use this technique for your introduction.
Only applies for narratives that start with flashbacks.
Bring your reader back to present day.