For Wednesday (one night!), prepare a PLAN for our Betrayal narratives.
Research – using Google – either an Historical ‘betrayal’ of some kind, or borrow from a well-known fictional source, an equally famous act of betrayal, and structure your Plan around the following areas. It must be detailed enough to write from, within the next two lessons.
1. The introduction should start ‘in media res’ (in the action), with the protagonist experiencing emotion of some kind. (This should be based on the piece we completed in class today). It should have a form or Narrative Hook, whether enigmatic; sensory or descriptive.
2. The story should flashback, and should give a background to the act of betrayal itself – it mustn’t simply be descriptive and dry, but should catch the reader’s interest. How will you most effectively do this? Remember, all the best narratives, are about interesting characters! Perhaps a character description of the antagonist would get the reader interested.
3. The narrative should have a climax (as we know all good narratives do – remember our narrative ‘arc’).
4. The narrative should flashforward to the resolution. (Perhaps you may not even want to leave the matter resolved. Historically, some betrayers get away scot-free!)
Extension: You might want to plan in a ‘dual narrative’, e.g. from both protagonist and antagonist’s points of view, to keep the reader guessing, or feeling sympathetic for both!