Breaking the Narrative Mold [Mary Potter]
All Levels | Learn how to create stories and essays that don’t fit the mold of a classic linear or epiphany narrative. Distinguish structure from shape, identify eight alternative structures, and analyze how they work: lyric, fluent, disruptive, list/ litany, alternating currents, braid, collage, and story-as-house. Each week we’ll read examples, identify the techniques used to create unity and movement, diagram the structure, and draft a short narrative in that structure. Discover what happens when you dare to step outside the classic dramatic pyramid!