Tidbits and Nuggets – Narrative Summary

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The use of narrative summary in our stories has its purposes.

  • To slow things down for the reader.
  • Provides continuity to the larger story.
  • Work extra time into a scene.
  • A useful way to summarize minor characters rather than develop.


“Be careful…not to convert all your narrative summary into scenes… The main use of narrative summary is to vary the rhythm and texture of your writing. Scenes are immediate and engaging, but scene after scene without a break can become relentless and exhausting.”

 Self-Editing for Fiction Writers
 Renni Browne & Dave King



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