NORTAV Analyses

A collection of NORTAV analyses: short deconstructions of professional prose examples using the process taught in The NORTAV Method for Writers.

A NORTAV Analysis of Stephen King’s Joyland

For instructions on performing a NORTAV analysis, see The NORTAV Method for Writers. To purchase a copy of Joyland , click here. Narrative Mode: NCE 1 Narrator: Devin Jones Narrative Intrusion: Yes Focal Character(s): Devin Jones Prose Type(s) and/or Beat Types(s): NCE and Narration Narrative Tense: Past Additional Constraints: None Narrative Pattern: NCE 1 throughout…

A NORTAV Analysis of G. R. R. Martin’s A Game of Thrones

For instructions on performing a NORTAV analysis, see The NORTAV Method for Writers. To purchase a copy of A Game of Thrones, click here. Narrative Mode: DCE 1 Narrator: Omniscient Narrative Intrusion: No Focal Character(s): Will Prose Type(s) and/or Beat Types(s): DCE Narrative Tense: Past Additional Constraints: None Narrative Pattern: DCE 1 throughout Source: Prologue;Paragraphs…

A NORTAV Analysis of J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

For instructions on performing a NORTAV analysis, see The NORTAV Method for Writers. To purchase a copy of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire , click here. Narrative Mode: Narration 1 Narrator: Omniscient Narrative Intrusion: Yes Focal Character(s): None Prose Type(s) and/or Beat Types(s): Narration with some Narration beats posing as NCE. Narrative Tense:…

A NORTAV Analysis of Dick Francis’s Hot Money

For instructions on performing a NORTAV analysis, see The NORTAV Method for Writers. To purchase a copy of Hot Money , click here. Narrative Mode: Narration 1 Narrator: Ian Narrative Intrusion: Yes Focal Character(s): None Prose Type(s) and/or Beat Types(s): Narration Narrative Tense: Past Additional Constraints: None   Narrative Mode: DCE 2 Narrator: Ian Narrative…

A NORTAV Analysis of Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code

For instructions on performing a NORTAV analysis, see The NORTAV Method for Writers. To purchase a copy of The Da Vinci Code, click here. Narrative Mode: NCE 1 Narrator: Omniscient Narrative Intrusion: Yes Focal Character(s): Jacques Sauniere Prose Type(s) and/or Beat Types(s): DCE with the occasional use of Consolidated NCE and incidental Narration. Narrative Tense:…