Tool 35 & 36

Tool 35 ~ Report and write for scenes.

“Then align them in a meaningful sequence.”

I don’t know what this means. Do you know?

Clark says, “Tom Wolf argues that realism, in fiction and nonfiction, is built on ‘scene-by scene construction, telling the story by moving from scene to scene and resorting as little as possible to sheer historical narrative’ ” (169).

Maybe it is referring to focus on the concrete personal instead of the abstract crowd.

“The scene is the basic unit of narrative literature, the capsule of time and space created by the writer and entered by the reader or viewer” (170).

Yup. A mirror reflecting reality. The next step is to organize the scenes so they make sense–either from today to tomorrow or left to right or from now to flashback to now again. A reader needs to be able to follow them. And he needs to be able to be a part of them. Scenes.

Tool 36 ~ Mix narrative modes.

“Combine story forms using the broken line.”

Hang the storyline on a string like clumps of pearls. Dance between explanation and narrative, throwing in some dialogue.


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