Narrative Writing = Story-telling
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  • Everyone has a story....what's yours?


Click on a term to proceed through this Quest of Knowledge:

Audience

Character

Conflict

Dialogue

Figurative Language









Genre

Mood

Plot

Point of View

Setting









Show Don't Tell

Theme

Tone












Audience
  • If your story were to be published and be an immediate best seller, who would most likely purchase your story?



Theme Selection

  • What lesson do you want your readers to learn?


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  • Plot Archetypes (from Image Grammar, page 186)

    • The Quest
    • The Pursuit
    • The Contest
    • The Romance
    • The Revenge
    • The Mystery
    • The Surprise
  • Adaptation of Freitag's Pyramid to Define Story Grammar
    • See model at right.


Setting
  • Time
  • Place
  • Culture


Character
  • Need a "visual" character?
  • Painting Character with a Character Wheel (from Image Grammar, page 193)

Dialogue



Storyboards


Additional Resources