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Mrs. Bickell's Narrative Writing Prezi

Use this Prezi to teach writing short stories, developing characters, setting setting, developing conflict, etc.

Stacia Bickell

on 19 October 2011

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Transcript of Mrs. Bickell's Narrative Writing Prezi

Writing Short Stories Developing Characters What they think
What they say
What they do
What other characters say and think about them Setting PHYSICAL SETTING
place Types of Characters


Refers primarily to the socio-economic values, of the characters -- What is their SOCIAL situation? PLOT Characterization CULTURAL SETTING
Refers to the VALUES of the characters. What is it that they hold dear, believe in and/or believe is important. Sequence of events as they occur in the story Conflict The problem or struggle the main character must face Types of Conflict INTERNAL:
Person vs. Self

Person vs. Nature
Person vs. Society
Person vs. Person
Person vs. Fate Definition: A form of FICTION that is brief. It presents a sequence of events (plot.) The PROTAGONIST (or main character) must face the CONFLICT and the reader will have a message communicated to him/her called the THEME. WHAT IS A SHORT STORY? EXPOSITION presentation of background information at the start of a short story. What does exposition do?
Sets setting
Establishes mood
Gives background information
Introduces main characters Development of Plot Rising Action: all events leading up to the main conflict Climax: highest point of action in the story Falling Action: all events following the climax to the resolution. Resolution: (or denouement) is the wrap up of the story. It is the happily ever after. direct --
saying something DIRECTLY
about a character:

Ex. Jim is not a tidy person. indirect --
revealing characteristics about a character INDIRECTLY through examples, words, ideas. Ex. Jim's bed hadn't been made in twelve years and the only washing machine his sheets had seen were following an episode with the stomach bug over a year ago when his mother generously peeled them off of the mattress and gave them a good soak. THEME the statement, moral, or message about life the author wants you to learn via his/her work. Point of View First Person:
main character in the story tells the story from his/her perspective. You will notice I, me, my kinds of pronouns. Third person: someone outside the story tells the story. Can be omnicient (all knowing) or limited (doesn't know everything) SYMBOL
one thing that stands for another. Ex. flowers, colors, animals, etc. Red rose - love, black for evil, lion for pride or dominance. OR a pencil for school. MOOD
The feeling the reader gets from reading the story. TONE
The author's feeling about his her subject. Tone would be humorous, serious, playful, irreverent, etc. IRONY
When the opposite of what you expect to happen, happens. The End... Questions? Characters in the conflict...

1. protagonist is the MAIN CHARACTER faced with the basic problem or struggle.

2. antagonist - person, place, thing, idea, or physical force OPPOSING the protagonist
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