How to be a Narrative Ninja

Do you know the single most important thing that determines the quality of a piece of academic writing? You might think it is the data that you have. Or perhaps it is the literature on which you base your research question. Maybe it is the theory you choose. While all these things are important, none of them is as important as the narrative that you construct in your writing.

This workshop will show you why narrative is so important and how to construct a narrative. There will be demonstrations of creating a narrative and opportunity to practice creating your own narrative for either a part of your work or your whole work.

In this workshop you will learn:

  • Why narrative is so important
  • Where you will find the narrative
  • The power of the 10 year old, and if that doesn’t work, the border collie
  • How language gets in the way of narrative
  • How to recognise narrative in others work
  • How to write the narrative of your own piece of work

The book that is most suitable for this workshop is Turbocharge your Writing and is available for purchase from the Thinkwell website in hard copy or electronic.

Participation in this workshop may be counted in the Elective Component of RD7003 for PhD candidates.

Who is it for: Academics / Researchers and HDR candidates at any stage of their candidature.

Presented by Thinkwell, Maria Gardiner and Hugh Kearns.

CairnsWednesday 27 November 20199:00am to 12:00pmE2-113
ZoomWednesday 27 November 20199:00am to 12:00pm

** Please note that attendance via Zoom link is for observation only **

How to Register

HDR Candidates must register via CareerHub and JCU Staff can register using the online form here