Jim

How to Construct Professional Quality Prose–An Introduction to The NORTAV Method: Part 7

How to Construct Professional Quality Prose–An Introduction to The NORTAV Method: Part 7 If you didn’t start with Part 1 do so now. At this point, you should know that: Prose is constructed by using thirteen different types of beats to create three different styles of prose. The first or “base” style of prose, Direct…

How to Construct Professional Quality Prose–An Introduction to The NORTAV Method: Part 6

How to Construct Professional Quality Prose–An Introduction to The NORTAV Method: Part 6 If you didn’t start with Part 1 do so now. At this point, you should know that: Prose is constructed by using thirteen different types of beats to create three different styles of prose. The first or “base” style of prose, Direct…

How to Construct Professional Quality Prose–An Introduction to The NORTAV Method: Part 5

How to Construct Professional Quality Prose–An Introduction to The NORTAV Method: Part 5 If you haven’t read the previous posts to this series, do so now, starting with Part 1. At this point, you should know that: Prose is constructed by using thirteen different types of beats to create three different styles of prose. The…

How to Construct Professional Quality Prose–An Introduction to The NORTAV Method: Part 4

How to Construct Professional Quality Prose–An Introduction to The NORTAV Method: Part 4 If you didn’t start with Part 1 do so now. At this point, you should know that: Prose is constructed by using thirteen different types of beats to create three different styles of prose. The first or “base” style of prose, Direct…

How to Construct Professional Quality Prose–An Introduction to The NORTAV Method: Part 3

How to Construct Professional Quality Prose–An Introduction to The NORTAV Method: Part 3 If you didn’t start with Part 1 do so now. At this point, you should know that: Prose is constructed by using thirteen different types of beats to create three different styles of prose. The first or “base” style of prose, Direct…

How to Construct Professional Quality Prose–An Introduction to The NORTAV Method: Part 1

How to Construct Professional Quality Prose–An Introduction to The NORTAV Method: Part 1 Let’s start by creating a fresh sample of prose: Take 5-10 minutes Create a fragment of NEW fiction, nothing you’ve started or thought of before. Create 1-2 paragraphs minimum. This does NOT have to be good or exciting or “correct” in any…

A NORTAV Analysis of Oliver Potzsch’s The Hangman’s Daughter

For instructions on performing a NORTAV analysis, see The NORTAV Method for Writers. To purchase a copy of The Hangman’s Daughter, click here. Narrative Mode: NCE 1 Narrator: Omniscient Narrative Intrusion: Yes Focal Character(s): Jakob Kuisl Prose Type(s) and/or Beat Types(s): NCE and Narration. Style uses mostly Direct NCE with occasional beats of Mixed and…