Narrative for 091
Writing the narrative.
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
Transcripts - Narrative for 091
Karen S. Wright
Everyone likes a good story. . . . • We go to movies. •We read books. •We listen as others tell their stories. •We tell our children stories. •We tell our friends “what happened last weekend.”
Sometimes when we hear or tell a storywe ask, “What was the purpose?” •When we write, ask—What is the purpose? •Entertain •Inform •Instruct •Persuade
A brief narration = can also becalled, an anecdote.Sometimes we use anecdotes • To make a point •To draw a picture •To produce an emotional response •To emphasize a point
Ask yourself:What is my point?What is my purpose?Who is my audience
Who HowWhat WhenWhere Why
Select narrative detailscarefully, making sure allpieces fit together.•Avoid boring detail .•Carefully choose which questionsto answer (who, what, when,where, why, andhow).
Topic Selection:Pick a story you want to tell for a reason. • To entertain • To express feelings • To relate experience • To inform • To persuade
1. The Point: Write out a statementon the point of the narration.2. Generate Ideas: Answer who, what,when, where, why, and how questions.3. Paint a picture with words.4. Write5. Revise6. Proofread7. Submit