Architecture of a Story

a)       Non-fiction concerns itself with people, places and ideas.

b)       Organization

          i)         Chronological

          ii)       Use themes

          iii)      Emotional sequence i.e. stages of mourning

          iv)     Various Incidents

          v)       Turning points in life

          vi)     Parallel threads

          vii)    Journal

         viii)  Letter to the dead or others

c)       Strategies

          i)         The lead

                    (1)     Capture the reader

                    (2)     Do some real work

          ii)       Ask questions

          iii)      Keep thread of base story

          iv)     Use time in narrative

          v)       Moment of revelation


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