The Narrative Essay
Tell Me a Story
The Franklin Outline
Use a three-word statements
In a five-statement narrative outline
Five
Statement
outline
1. Conflict
2. Complication ONE
3. Complication TWO
4. Complication THREE
5. Resolution
Three Word
Statements
FIRST WORD:
The main character or the
main thing that is center
stage or taking the action.
Sam
Three-Word
Statements
SECOND WORD:
Use an action verb (not
words like “is.”
shows
Three Word
Statements
THIRD WORD:
The character or the thing
receiving the action. Another
word for it is THE DIRECT
OBJEC...
Three-Word
Statement
The first line is
the conflict statement.
Sam shows scouts.
Here are some things that
can go wrong in the first line:
• If you do not include a main character or
a main thing.
• If y...
What Can go Wrong?
• Not matching up conflict and resolution.
• In my example they do match up:
• Sam shows scouts.
• Matc...
Even the best narrative essay
outlines will feel fuzzy or like you are
trying to nail Jello to the wall. WHY??
• Because y...
SO,
Go Ahead and Start Using a
Three-Word Statement in a
Five-Statement Outline
Action verbs create scenes.
Scenes with conflict rise to climax and then to a
resolution
It Forces You to Focus and
Elimin...
Conflict: Sam shows scouts.
Complication 1: Sam missed the ball.
Complication 2: Scouts ignore Sam.
Complication 3: Sam ch...
Conflict:
Complication 1:
Complication 2:
Complication 3:
Resolution:
(Write this down and put on top of draft)
Your Narra...
Try this while writing your
narrative essay.
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Narrative essay franklin outline

How to write using the Jon Franklin outline when writing a narrative essay. This is used for my ENGLISH 1101 Class at Georgia Northwestern Technical College in Calhoun, GA
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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Transcripts - Narrative essay franklin outline

  • 1. The Narrative Essay Tell Me a Story
  • 2. The Franklin Outline Use a three-word statements In a five-statement narrative outline
  • 3. Five Statement outline 1. Conflict 2. Complication ONE 3. Complication TWO 4. Complication THREE 5. Resolution
  • 4. Three Word Statements FIRST WORD: The main character or the main thing that is center stage or taking the action. Sam
  • 5. Three-Word Statements SECOND WORD: Use an action verb (not words like “is.” shows
  • 6. Three Word Statements THIRD WORD: The character or the thing receiving the action. Another word for it is THE DIRECT OBJECT. scouts.
  • 7. Three-Word Statement The first line is the conflict statement. Sam shows scouts.
  • 8. Here are some things that can go wrong in the first line: • If you do not include a main character or a main thing. • If you do not use an action verb. • If you leave off the direct object. • Not matching up conflict and resolution.
  • 9. What Can go Wrong? • Not matching up conflict and resolution. • In my example they do match up: • Sam shows scouts. • Matches: • Sam studies hard.
  • 10. Even the best narrative essay outlines will feel fuzzy or like you are trying to nail Jello to the wall. WHY?? • Because you are dealing with inner conflict. --Jon Franklin, Writing for Story
  • 11. SO, Go Ahead and Start Using a Three-Word Statement in a Five-Statement Outline
  • 12. Action verbs create scenes. Scenes with conflict rise to climax and then to a resolution It Forces You to Focus and Eliminate the Unnecessary.
  • 13. Conflict: Sam shows scouts. Complication 1: Sam missed the ball. Complication 2: Scouts ignore Sam. Complication 3: Sam changes focus. Resolution Sam wins scholarships. The Narrative outline
  • 14. Conflict: Complication 1: Complication 2: Complication 3: Resolution: (Write this down and put on top of draft) Your Narrative outline
  • 15. Try this while writing your narrative essay.