21 January 2014

Narrative Prompt Story Glove

Rest assured we are working hard behind the scenes on the upcoming fabulous (March 15, 2014) issue of Electric Spec.

In the meantime, one of the founders of Electric Spec, Renata Baron Hill, suggested we blog about the Narrative Prompt Story Glove. It's used for brainstorming new stories. You can see a nice picture of it here: instagram.com/p/gXprv3jFgO.

Here are some highlights:

  • Grabber: Begin with an opening or sentence that hooks the reader.
  • Conflict: What problems or dilemma does the main character face in the story?
  • Action: Move the story along. What are 2 or 3 events that happen while trying to solve the conflict?
  • Solution: How is the conflict of the story finally solved?
  • Takeaway: Wrap it all up. What did the main character learn or how did his/her life change?
Good luck with your new stories!

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