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Structuring a Narrative without a Plot

Lecture no. 12 from the course: Writing Great Fiction: Storytelling Tips and Techniques

Structuring a Narrative without a Plot

Taught by Professor James Hynes | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Literature & Language Courses

Not all stories have a traditional plot that can be modeled along Freytag’s Pyramid. Contemporary short fiction, for instance, is often relatively plotless. See what drives momentum in stories such as Chekhov’s “The Kiss” and Joyce’s “The Dead,” and then turn to “plotless” novels such as Mrs. Dalloway.

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a********m
May 17, 2017
Not all stories have a traditional plot that can be modeled along Freytag’s Pyramid. Contemporary short fiction, for instance, is often relatively plotless. James Hynes teaches you this information in this lecture.

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r********m
November 28, 2016
Great class. I highly recommend it.

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9********z
October 15, 2016

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