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Nick Earls: Online Session: Using the Narrative Toolkit

Session Info:

This is an online video workshop that applies the tools and principles explored in the Narrative Toolkit talk. Students should watch the talk before participating in the workshop.

In a series of ten steps, students develop, write and edit a story.

The session is delivered as a half-hour recorded video talk incorporating PowerPoint, with pauses specified to allow students to work on each step.

Topics Covered

* character development
* using tools to structure a story
* how to find and use detail
* how to find a voice for the story (and voices for its
* how to think about stakes
* planning your entry and exit
* stress-testing your outline
* questions to guide your editing

Delivery Platform

Video to be delivered to school for uploading to a platform of the school’s choosing.

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