Monday, October 11, 2010

Alternative Story Forms

Alternative story forms aren't limited to use online, but they work particularly well there.

Sara Quinn has an interesting intro to the concept, which begins with this:

Q: What are alternative story forms?

A: They’re tools that quickly engage a reader’s attention: a timeline, a checklist, a fact box or a graphic — anything that doesn’t fit the standard model of most newspaper narratives. You’re reading one right now in this Q&A.

Here is a list of just a few types, each with a link to an example:


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I enjoyed your post. It’s a lot like college – we should absorb everything we can but ultimately you need to take what you’ve learned and apply it.

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