J298 Introduction to Reported Narrative

In this workshop, we’ll work on overall story architecture, studying and practicing the fundamental structural features of narrative. We will also scrutinize the sequencing, shaping, and pacing of paragraphs; sentence construction, rhythm, and clarity; word choice; even punctuation. We’ll pay particular attention to such basic storytelling elements as the tease and promise; voice, tone, and point of view; images, figures, motifs, and themes; telling detail and rich description; characters, scenes, and scene-by-scene development; signposts, dramatic tension, turning points and transitions, and overall narrative line.




Time:  T 2:00 - 5:00

Location:  209 North Gate (Greenhouse)

Class Number:  16846

Section:  2

Units:  3

Length:  15 weeks

Course Material Fee:  None

Enroll Limit:  12

Restrictions & Prerequisites

We give preference to 1st year writing concentration students, then 1st year students in other concentrations, then 2nd year writing concentration students, then other 2nd year students.