Narrative or story dominates contemporary media. It is a key element or basic structure in many other types of writing (research report; court transcript; business writing…). Stories give us an opportunity to invent ourselves and to find meaning among the episodes and experiences of our lives. And when they are well-told they invite readers to share in the experience and to grasp the meaningfulness of others’ lives.
After watching ths video, consider the following questions:
After watching this video, consider these questions:
Have you had the experience that Ira describes? In other words, have you been harsh in judging yourself because you know your writing does not match up with the best writing you know or the writing of peers? Can you tell a story about that experience? If you've never had this experience personally, then tell your readers how Ira's experience in radio might apply to the experience of a writer in general.
After watching the video, consider the following questions:
After watching the video, consider these two questions: