Once you have some feedback on the three possible topics you are considering writing about, select the topic in which you are most interested.
As we have discussed, a narrative isn't simply a linear sequence of actions. Instead, there is something that occurs that creates a change. Something is always different at the end of a story; otherwise, it would simply be a list. In order to help you decide what is important for you to include in your narrative, I have provided a useful worksheet that will help you to jot down the sequence of actions in the narrative, with the parallel inner thoughts (what you were thinking during those moments).
This doesn't mean that you will include everything in your essay that you write down on the worksheet; instead once you have completed it, go through and select the moments and thoughts that are significant and move the story in an interesting way for your audience.
Remember, you are the director of the narrative and want your readers to perceive what you want to communicate.
Download the attached document as a .docx or as a PDF.
Complete the sequence of actions and inner thoughts for the moment you are focusing on for your narrative essay. Include as much detail as you can remember -- including it on this form doesn't mean you have to use it all in your essay!
Submit the completed document through this assignment link by Friday.
Review the sequence of actions and inner thoughts and decide what are the most important elements that should be included in your narrative. Use the completed form to help you develop your Graphic organizer and develop your essay to tell your story!