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Narrative Writing

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Lindsay Winfield

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Transcript of Narrative Writing

Step 2
Define the Conflict:
What is the main problem the character faces?
Is the conflict an internal one or an external one? (It can be a mixture of both)
Step 3
Depict characters vividly:
What do your characters look like?
What do they think and say?
How do they act?
What vivid details can show readers what the characters are like?
Narrative Writing
Second Option for Organization: Character
Chronological order is the most common way to organize a narrative. However, you may wish to focus more directly on character.
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What is a narrative?
Tells a story
Can be fictional (written from one's imagination)
Can be non-fiction (occurred in real-life.
Found in the forms of short stories, novels, news articles, biographies, memoirs.
A successful narrative should have...
Descriptive details
A clear beginning, middle, and end
Transitions and clues to help the reader understand the order of events
A consistent point-of-view and tone
Identify the main events:
What are the most important parts of the story?
Is each event part of the chain of events needed to tell the story?

Step 1
Dialogue
Dialogue is an effective way of developing characters in a narrative. As you write dialogue, choose words that express your characters' personalities and show how the characters feel about one another and about the events in the plot.
Options for Organization
Chronological Order:

writing is to arrange the events in chronological order.
One way to organize a piece of narrative
Introduction: Introduce your characters and setting.
Event 1
Event 2
Ending: Show the significance of the events.
NOTE: There can be more than two events.
Dialogue model:
"Can I help you?" a voice from behind him asked. Roger turned to see the salesperson looking down at him.
"I was just looking at this bike, "Roger said, swallowing.
"That's a pretty expensive bike you're touching," the sales person replied skeptically.

**Each time a new character speaks you must indent and start a new line.
Introduce the main character
Describe the conflict the character faces.
Relate the events and the changes the character goes through as a result of the conflict.
Present the final change or new understanding the character comes to in the end.
Quick review on conflict:

A conflict is a problem a character faces. There are two types of conflict:

External
Internal

An external conflict is where a character may have to overcome an outside force. For example, Katniss Everdeen, in The Hunger Games, must fight opponents in the arena to survive.

An internal conflict is where a character struggles with their own emotions. For example, after Katniss wins the Hunger Games she suffers from nightmares, post-traumatic stress disorder, and is often very afraid and paranoid even though she is no longer in the arena.
Third Option for Organization:
Focus on Conflict
When the telling of a fictional narrative
focuses on a central conflict, the story's plot may follow the model shown below.
Describe the main characters and setting
Present the conflict
Relate the events that make the conflict complex and cause the characters to change
Present the resolution or outcome of the conflict
Quick review on point-of-view and tone
Point of view:
First person: The narrator is a character in the story and uses first-person pronouns such as "I", "me", "we", and "us".
Third person: The narrator is NOT a character in the story; he or she uses third-person pronouns such as "he", "she", "they", and "them".
Third person omniscient: (All knowing) This narrator can see the thoughts and feelings of all the characters.
Third person limited: The narrator tells us what one or two (not all) characters think and feel.


Tone: The tone of a story is the writer's attitude toward his or her subject. Words such as "amused", "objective", and "angry" can be used to describe different tones.
End product:
This is what your narrative story will look like...start brainstorming ideas now before we begin the writing process

Choose to write about one of the following:
Write the story of a migrant farm worker who is around your age. Think back to The Circuit and The Harvest.
Where are they from? How did they get to where they are now? What are the challenges they face each day?
Write the story of one of your ancestors who came to the United States from a different country.
Why and when did they come?How did they get here? What obstacles did they face? (This may require you talking to family members who are older than you.)
Start with the end in mind...
This is what your narrative story will look like...start brainstorming ideas now before we begin the writing process

Choose to write about one of the following:
Write the story of a migrant farm worker who is around your age. Think back to The Circuit and The Harvest. Where are they from? How did they get to where they are now? What are the challenges they face each day?

Write the story of one of your ancestors who came to the United States from a different country. Why and when did they come?How did they get here? What obstacles did they face? (This may require you talking to family members who are older than you.)
Who will be the narrator of your story?
Is that 1st person or 3rd person?
Out of the three options of organization styles which one will be best for you? Why?
Throughout this presentation you will notice
questions in red. Make sure to star, highlight, or underline these questions in your Writer's Notebook because we will be using them for a specific purpose later on. There are 15 (maximum questions). The total number depends on what narrative topic option your have decided upon. You may make a separate list in your Writer's Notebook if that works best for you. Please do not answer them during the presentation. I will give you time later to work on them.
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