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Improving Your Narrative Writing Skills

Day 2
by

Mary Garcia

on 4 October 2013

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Transcript of Improving Your Narrative Writing Skills

Improving Your Narrative Writing Skills
TENSES IN
NARRATIVE
Past Simple
to describe the sequence
of events
Past Perfect
to describe something that
happened before another
thing in the past.
Past Continuous
it is good for setting
the scene
Text Organization
Introduction
Conclusion
Development
CONFLICT
AND - BUT - SO THAT - JUST AS - NO SOONER... THAT
AS - UNTIL - WHEN - AS SOON AS - HOWEVER
Linking Ideas
ADDITION,
TIME,
CONTRAST,
CAUSE & RESULT,
OR ENUMERATION?
What do you hear?
What do you see?
What do you taste?
What do you smell?
What might you touch or feel?
Consider this...
Virginia rain smells different from a California drizzle.
A mountain breeze feels different from a sea breeze.
We hear different things in one spot, depending on the time of day.
You can “taste” things you’ve never eaten: how would sunscreen taste?
Using concrete details
HOMEWORK
Using your notes from the planning and outlining steps write the first draft of your story to work with it in class tomorrow.
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