Structuring a Narrative without a Plot
Lecture no. 12 from the course: Writing Great Fiction: Storytelling Tips and Techniques
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.