Promot for week 5
Date: 1st September to 6th September 2014.
In 750 words or less have a seemingly believable narrator tell us a story.
Present this narrator as telling the truth, but gradually lead us to doubt
the story. This could be just a scene. It needn’t be a complete story. You
could leave the reader hanging, not knowing whether what is being told is
true or false, or you could show clearly that the narrator has been playing
with the facts and perhaps our minds.
Your narrator might be an absent-minded professor, an excitable teen with a
taste for drama, or someone trying to cover a mistake. Anger, fear, pride,
jealousy, or shame are only some of the many emotions that might lead the
narrator to heighten or play down the facts of the story.
How will the reader recognize that the narrator’s story is not to be
trusted? Perhaps it does not match facts hinted at in dialogue with other
characters, or shown in the setting of the scene, or described in the
logistics of the plot. Perhaps the narrator’s body language or actions give
the lie to what he is telling us.
Looking forward to some good scenes.