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Narrative

A short run through of narrative story structure
by

Jeremy Thompson

on 6 June 2012

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Transcript of Narrative

is the main character Narrative A narrative is a story which contains. . . Something that the main character needs to do or overcome. For example. . . The setting tells where and when the story takes place. For example, in the movie Ratatouille the setting is Paris, France.
The characters are who the story is about. But there's also lots of other characters, like these guys: If your character has a fear of heights. . . or if your character
wants to become the
first human to explore
Mars. . . Setting Problem then your narrative story will be about
how your character either overcomes their fear of heights or becomes the first astronaut to go to Mars. For example, if you've read any of the Harry Potter books you know that this guy Characters So how do I get started actually writing a narrative story? 1 2 3 Plan Practice Write Plan Write Practice A good story starts with a good plan Beginning Middle End Characters Setting Problem Attempt #1 Fail
Attempt #2 Fail Attempt #3 Solution } } } The beginning of a story introduces the characters, the setting, and the problem. The middle of the story should contain at least two attempts by the main character to solve the problem that fail. The end of the story should have a final attempt which results in the solution of the problem. In order
to stretch out failed
attempts we use a strategy called TIEFET Transition
Idea
Event's action
Failure
Emotion
Transition To stretch out
the final attempt and
solution we use another strategy called TIEES Transition
Idea
Event's actions
Emotion
Solution Strategy Strategy With your plan done you're now ready to write your first draft. Remember, this is the place to make mistakes that you can later
revise and fix. Once you've revised your first draft you're ready to blast out a final draft of your story which is now very refined.
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