NARRATIVE STRUCTURE MODELINGTM
What is Narrative Structure Modeling?
Narrative structure modeling is the act of analyzing a story’s internal narrative arc
and using art media to translate it into a tactile, physical representation
(a sculptural narrative). Lifting our stories from the page or screen to a tangible medium, such as paper, results in greater creative and analytical dexterity, enabling us to envision our work in a concrete way.
Structural modeling uses drawings, illustrations and 3-D modeling to return students to the creative, exploratory experience of childhood play. By identifying and diagramming narrative forms, students can visualize a story’s internal framework—and understand how its parts function to uphold a creative work.
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Who is it for?
Understanding and applying structural modeling helps writers and educators develop a deeper understanding of and facility with structural competency.
Learn how you can use narrative structure modeling to identify and repair common errors in your fiction manuscript and construct a solid story.
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for your creative writing students, writers group or English & Literature Department.
Learn how to teach structure modeling to your creative writing students