More from "How to organize a nonfiction feature"
Published: July 28, 2006
|In the September 2006 issue of The Writer, I discussed how to organize a nonfiction feature by picking an appropriate story structure. Here is a quiz related to the article.|
Review the five topics below and decide which of the structures discussed in the main article might work best in organizing and telling the story. My picks are at bottom.
1. A controversial new law goes into effect next month in the town of Barrington. Residents support the legislation, but businesses are opposed.
2. A young man overcomes a bout with cancer to become a successful athlete.
3. A mayoral campaign is under way in Putnam. This year there are three names on the ballot: a Democrat, a Republican and an independent.
4. A new therapy offers a host of benefits to people coping with illness and injury.
5. A history of Lane County is both informative and engaging.
1. Pro-Con; 2. Problem-Resolution (with Scene by Scene) ;3. Point by Point or Block by Block; 4. Cause-Effect; 5. Chronological