Tag Archives: Alice Munro

Chapter 3 – Part 6 – Can Writing be Taught?

All three of the structures were based on building tension utilizing the structure of your plot – rising and falling action; character structure – how a character changes; and an ideological structure – choosing the events/situations/details or motifs that best … Continue reading

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Chapter 3 – First Class, Part 5

For “Dance of the Happy Shades”, we talked about Munro’s varied sentence structure and how we could write a story as a stream of consciousness. In many of the stories we also talked about how the characters changes were shown. … Continue reading

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Chapter 3 – First Class – Part 4

In later classes, we analyzed stories by Tobias Wolff such as “Coming Attractions”, “Desert Breakdown”,  “The Rich Brother”, and “Soldiers Joy”. We talked about the structure of the stories in terms of both Freytag’s Pyramid and the narrative cycle theory … Continue reading

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