In a fourth video post on narrative concepts* I look at the different ways temporality can be used in factual storytelling, different choices that can be made about the narrator, and the principle of showing rather than telling.
- The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is a film all about temporality, with time running backwards for the main subject, and this video about the use of slow motion in the film.
- The Guardian longform story which uses present tense to describe a regular event
- How-to Writing Tip-“Show, Don’t Tell” with T. P. Jagger
- An episode of Reply All which switches between showing and telling (and between then and now) to inject movement into the story
*The other videos are: