Writing a Successful Narrative
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In this article, the writer introduces, discusses and analyzes the topic of writing fiction. Specifically the writer discusses six techniques for writing a successful narrative, applying these techniques to the short story 'Two Ways of Seeing a River' by Mark Twain. The writer notes that writing a successful narrative depends on several key factors, including a detailed description, a compelling opening, and dramatic action. The writer maintains that by following these techniques, just about anyone can write a successful and compelling narrative. The writer concludes that writing a successful narrative is easier when the writer understands the key techniques that make a narrative compelling and readable. These elements of the narrative are common to all good narratives and include rich and sensory details, a logical progression of events and a basic understanding of literature and literary techniques.
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