Narrative Writing

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Narrative Writing:

Narrative Writing Write your own mythological story To entertain, to motivate, or to teach

What makes a good myth?:

What makes a good myth? Take a moment to look through your Echoes from Mount Olympus text and your notes. What mythological stories that we have read or viewed stand out to you and why?

Where do we begin?:

Where do we begin? Brainstorm ideas for stories. Even Gods Have Bad Hair Days How did that star constellation get named? Where do seasons come from?

Use a graphic organizer:

Use a graphic organizer

A story flow chart:

A story flow chart

Point of View:

Point of View Who will tell your story? First-person point of view A character in the story is the narrator. The character tells the story. Use pronouns such as I, me, and we. Readers learn about events only when the narrator reveals them. Third-person point of view The story is told by an outside observer…someone not in the story. Use he, she, and they. An author reveals thoughts, actions, and feelings of other characters.

Setting:

Setting Where will your story take place? In which time will your story take place?

The Lead:

The Lead Choose a way to introduce your characters/setting/or story: Use dialogue. Use action. Tell what a character is feeling or thinking. Describe the characters, time, or place. Make a statement that makes the reader want to read more. Describe a problem.

Your Characters:

Your Characters If your characters are well developed, your reader will want to read more about them! Use dialogue to show what the characters say and how they say it. Use action to show what the characters do. Record reactions to show how the characters think and feel in different situations. Show relationships in how the characters interact with one another and how others view them. Demonstrate how your characters react to a crisis and what it reveals about them. Consider: will your characters change throughout the story or will they remain the same? Consider: personal details, appearance, qualities, talents, preferences, responsibilities.

Transitions:

Transitions How have you conveyed sequence? How have you conveyed signals from one setting or time frame to another?

A good story appeals to all five senses, making a deep impression on the reader.:

A good story appeals to all five senses, making a deep impression on the reader. What does this mean?

Use descriptive language:

Use descriptive language Create similes, metaphors, personification, onomatopoeia Create word pictures Replace overworked words Use strong verbs, vivid adjectives, and precise nouns

The RENNS Model:

The RENNS Model R easons: Why did something happen? Why did someone do something? E xamples: How did it happen? How did someone do something? N ames: Who was involved? Where did it happen? N umbers: When did it happen? How many were involved? S enses: Hearing (auditory), sight (visual), smell (olfactory), touch (tactile), taste (gustatory)

Develop a personal writing voice:

Develop a personal writing voice Your writing sounds different from everyone else’s. It has feeling and emotion so that it does not sound boring. The reader should be able to tell if you are happy, sad, thoughtful, or angry. Write from the heart.

Your Conclusion:

Your Conclusion How will you conclude your story? Does your story have a point or a moral? Does your story have a “So What?”

Titles:

Titles Does your title draw your reader in?