Creative Writing: Narrative structure

In this lesson, we will be thinking about the narrative structure of short stories. We will learn all about Freytag's 'narrative pyramid' and the hooks writers use to engage their readers.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

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Q1.Before stories were written down, they were told orally. What does 'orally' mean?

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Q2.What three things are needed in order to create a story?

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Q3.How many main characters are usually found in short stories?

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Q4.A story that is under 1000 words is known as what?

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Q5.What is a subplot?

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Q1.Before stories were written down, they were told orally. What does 'orally' mean?

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Q2.What three things are needed in order to create a story?

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Q3.How many main characters are usually found in short stories?

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Q4.A story that is under 1000 words is known as what?

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Q5.What is a subplot?

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Creative Writing (Short Stories) - Lesson 2

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Q1.During what stage of a narrative does a crisis or conflict begin to develop?

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Q2.During what stage of a narrative is the tension at its highest?

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Q3.During what stage of a narrative is the end of a conflict or crisis seen?

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Q4.Which type of narrative hook makes readers ask questions about what they are reading?

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Q5.Which type of narrative hook relates to a reader's sense of sight?

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Q6.'Flash fiction' will reach a maximum of how many words?

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Q7.How many main characters are usually in short stories?

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Creative Writing (Short Stories) - Lesson 2

Complete the following quiz to see how much you have understood from today's lesson:

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

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Question 5

Question 6

Question 7

Q1.During what stage of a narrative does a crisis or conflict begin to develop?

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Q2.During what stage of a narrative is the tension at its highest?

2/7

Q3.During what stage of a narrative is the end of a conflict or crisis seen?

3/7

Q4.Which type of narrative hook makes readers ask questions about what they are reading?

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Q5.Which type of narrative hook relates to a reader's sense of sight?

5/7

Q6.'Flash fiction' will reach a maximum of how many words?

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Q7.How many main characters are usually in short stories?

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Lesson summary: Creative Writing: Narrative structure

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