By the end of this course, you will be able to:
- Describe the difference between plot and narrative.
- Name four types of narration on the stream of consciousness to omniscience continuum.
- Understand how style, timing, and worldbuilding build on basic narrative templates.
- Explain five ways to tell a character-driven narrative.
- Evaluate how many characters you need for a particular story.
- Describe the concept of authorial voice.
- Explain the concept of narrative resonance.
- Understand the difference between audience and authenticity.
- Articulate what “desire” is in a narrative context.
- Analyze a work for symbols and metaphors.
- Write a piece of prose that uses an extended metaphor.
- Understand how to incorporate your own experience into a narrative.
- Expand on the concept of “show, don’t tell,” including contexts where telling may be preferred.
- Provide examples of narrative filtering.
- Explain what a “kenning” is and how it can be used to create vivid descriptions.
- Consistently render emotionally resonant narratives.