From Plot to Narrative (Paperback)
Parkhurst Brothers Publishers Inc, 9781935166818, 112pp.
Publication Date: September 1, 2012
Each of the twelve chapters represents a rung on the ladder of dynamic narrative development. Beginning with the most basic plot outline, Ellis leads readers through exercises and discussions of elements that build a story into a memorable reading or listening experience. The chapters include many topics of interest to all writers, regardless of medium, but some will speak most potently to those writing either fiction or personal narrative. Chapters include Characterization, Point of View, Emotion, Context, Imagery, and Connection [with the reader]. Herself a leading professional storyteller, Ellis also includes a chapter especially for those who plan to craft stories for oral performance.
About the Author
Elizabeth Ellis, designated a Circle of Excellence Storyteller by the National Storytelling Network (USA), is much in demand as a workshop leader at writing events and storytelling conferences throughout the English-speakng world. A winner of the John Henry Faulk Award and a familiar face on storytelling stages coast-to-coast, Ellis developed this book from her very popular workshop by the same name.
Praise For From Plot to Narrative…
— Barbara McBride-Smith, Circle of Excellence Storyteller, School Librarian, and Instructor
— Anne Izard Storyteller's Choice Award
— Storytelling World Award Winner
— Megan Hicks, Storyteller, Media, Pennsylvania
— Jane Stenson, Storyteller, author and educator
— Karen Chace, Storyteller and Teaching Artist