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Ch 32: Narrative Writing Strategies

About This Chapter

Develop the ability to make your writing more appealing as you explore this chapter on narrative writing strategies. It covers key terms and definitions and offers examples that aim to provide you with a greater understanding of narrative writing.

Narrative Writing Strategies - Chapter Summary

Discover tips and strategies for narrative writing when you read the text and watch the online video lessons in this chapter. In addition to storytelling characteristics and sensory language, the lessons highlight the importance of concrete details and imagery. Learn about the usefulness of transitions in essays and ponder techniques that help create compelling writing. By studying these lessons, you can get assistance with:

  • Defining and writing a narrative
  • Discussing different narrative writing techniques
  • Using narrative hooks
  • Understanding the use of frame narratives
  • Exploring the characteristics of narrative essays
  • Describing the importance of pacing, dialogue and reflection
  • Discussing the uses of transition sentences and phrases as well as descriptive details
  • Learning to conclude your narrative with reflection

Professional educators deliver the lessons, which are brief, concise and conversational. Study online or print out the written transcripts and the worksheets in order to learn offline. Video tags allow you to quickly move forward and backward from one main topic to the next. You'll find that the pop quizzes and the practice chapter examination evaluate how well you're assimilating the information. If you answer incorrectly, you'll be prompted to try again or you can continue watching the video.

9 Lessons in Chapter 32: Narrative Writing Strategies
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What is Narrative Writing? - Definition, Types, Characteristics & Examples

1. What is Narrative Writing? - Definition, Types, Characteristics & Examples

In this lesson, you'll learn what makes a piece of writing a narrative. Examples are also given to illustrate the specific types of narrative writing.

Narrative Techniques in Writing: Definition, Types & Examples

2. Narrative Techniques in Writing: Definition, Types & Examples

In this lesson, we will examine various types of narrative techniques in writing, as well as examples of the literary techniques relevant to style, plot, and perspective/point of view.

What is a Narrative Hook? - Definition & Examples

3. What is a Narrative Hook? - Definition & Examples

This lesson will assist you in understanding components of narrative hooks found in literature and how they can be applied to your writing. Learn more about narrative hooks, and test your understanding through a quiz.

Frame Narrative: Definition & Overview

4. Frame Narrative: Definition & Overview

Frame narratives are one of the oldest literary techniques used by writers. They put an interesting spin on traditional plot structure and serve to grab the spectators' attention by pulling them into the story.

Narrative Essay: Definition, Examples & Characteristics

5. Narrative Essay: Definition, Examples & Characteristics

Essays come in many forms. In this lesson, you'll learn all about a narrative essay, from its basic definition to the key characteristics that make for an engaging and effective essay.

Narrative Techniques: Dialogue, Pacing, Description & Reflection

6. Narrative Techniques: Dialogue, Pacing, Description & Reflection

Here is a toolkit of techniques to engage your audience and keep them reading, including dialogue, pacing, description and reflection. Try some of these in your next narrative essay!

How Transitions Show Shifts, Sequence & Relationships in Your Writing

7. How Transitions Show Shifts, Sequence & Relationships in Your Writing

When you write just about any kind of paper, whether it's story writing or essay writing, use transitions to help your reader make connections and move easily through your paper. Here are some specific ways to use transitions.

How to Use Descriptive Details & Sensory Language in Your Writing

8. How to Use Descriptive Details & Sensory Language in Your Writing

When you write a narrative, you can draw your reader into your experiences by adding specific, concrete details to your storytelling. This lesson tells you exactly how to do it.

Concluding Your Narrative with Reflection

9. Concluding Your Narrative with Reflection

Sometimes, after telling a story in our narrative essays, we need a little something more in the conclusion to help the reader understand our meaning. Personal reflections do this.

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