Quick narrative generator

Activity 2

This builds on last weeks warm up and introduces the concept of sequences and narrative. To start, fold the sheet into six panels.

  1. Write a mixture of 6 nouns and verbs on the board. We used words such as team, conversation, and experiment because I wanted to shift this activity towards a certain direction.
  2. Quickly sketch out one word per panel using the same process as last week. Each person should randomise the order that they are sketched so everyone has a different sequence.
  3. Taking the order that the series was drawn, construct a narrative out of each drawing, writing a half sentence in each panel. You might find that it’s a bit tricky constructing a meaningful narrative, instead of just a series of events. Welcome to the world of narrative arcs!
  4. Everyone takes turns talking through their improvised story.
The purpose is to gain a brief understanding of narrative steps. Each sequence of images will require some narrative pareidolia to get to a story.

Next week we play with this idea bit more into a narrative broken telephone.

Last week we started off with drawing nouns and applying higher level meaning to those sketches

One clap, two clap, three clap, forty?

By clapping more or less, you can signal to us which stories really stand out.