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Narrative Writing Techniques - Chapter Summary
This engaging chapter outlines narrative writing techniques for your review. In these video and text lessons, you'll study different types of narrative writing, narrative techniques and the definition of a narrative hook. After completing this chapter, you should be ready to:
- Define a frame narrative
- Describe the characteristics of a narrative essay
- Engage readers using narrative writing
- Outline different narrative techniques
- Explain how to sequence events and use multiple plot lines in narrative writing
- Use sensory language and descriptive details in writing
- Use reflection when concluding a narrative
- Strengthen and revise your writing
We've made it easy for you to study anytime you'd like with these professionally designed and mobile-friendly learning materials. Each one of our video lessons is less than 10 minutes in length and they're easy to navigate with the video tabs feature. To help you assess your readiness for a test, take the short quiz after each lesson. Our instructors can help answer your questions if you get stuck along the way.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
6. How to Engage Readers in Narrative Writing
What is the most engaging story you've ever read or heard? What makes a story engaging? In this lesson, we will break down the art of narrative writing and learn how to engage our readers using different strategies and techniques.
7. 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!
8. Multiple Plot Lines in Narrative Writing
Writing a story requires an understanding of how the elements of the plot fit together chronologically. Some stories have multiple plot lines, which makes the process more complex. This lesson with help explain how multiple plot lines work in narratives.
9. Sequencing Events in Narrative Writing
The lesson examines types of narrative structure in fiction. We will learn about exposition, climax, denouement, and other plot elements, through examples from Lois Lowry's ''The Giver'' (1993).
10. 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.
11. 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.
12. Revising & Strengthening Narrative Writing
Everybody loves a good story! Most people are natural story tellers, so narrative writing is simply a matter of getting our stories on paper. This lesson focuses on planning, writing, and revising narrative writing.
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