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Published on July 31, 2009

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Manipulating Time in Writing : Manipulating Time in Writing Use of “show” versus “tell” to move time. Let’s review : Let’s review Demonstrates Gives clues Indirect Engages reader Informs Specifies Direct Pacifies reader SHOW TELL versus Let’s look at an example. : Let’s look at an example. In the song “Time” by Pink Floyd, the narrator talks of the passage of time. In the first frame, he tells the audience ten years have passed in two sentences: Slide 4: And then one day you find ten years have got behind you.No one told you when to run; you missed the starting gun. Slide 6: In the following frame, he shows the audience in a stanza the passage of a day by tracing the path of the sun: Slide 7: And you run and you run to catch up with the sun, but it’s sinking And racing around to come up behind you again. The sun is the same in the relative way, but you’re older, Shorter of breath and one day closer to death. How time passes can create mood. : How time passes can create mood. Slowing time down can make a depressed or lethargic mood. Consider Alan Parsons Project’s “Time”: Slide 11: Using descriptions and figurative language can slow a story and hold your reader in a moment – in other words, showing. Slide 12: Speeding up time can create urgency or even fear. Consider Hootie and the Blowfish’s “Time”: Slide 14: Short sentences and concrete images or specific language moves a piece of writing quickly, pulling your reader along - telling. When you begin . . . : When you begin . . . Choose a small period of time: an hour an afternoon no more than a day Learn to manage time before you take on too much of it. Most of all . . . P L A Y : P L A Y Time is another device, like language, imagery, and sensory details. Play with it to discover what it will do for your story. So, have fun ? Image Sources : Image Sources Frame 1. “grandfatherclock_side_md_wht.” Accessed 14 July 2009. <http://jefferyvmckenzie.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/grandfatherclock_side_md_wht.gif> Frame 2. “woman_paint_sunset_pt_res_thm.” Accessed 14 July 2009. http://schools-demo.clipart.com/search/index?realign=&a=d&q=painting&k_mode=all&k_exc=&q_color=1&q_bw=1&q_gif=1&q_jpeg=1&q_eps=1&q_wmf=1&q_psd=1&q_png=1&cid=&date=&pubid=&isadv=1&srch=Searching... Frame 2. “lady_news_anchor_pt_res_thm.” Accessed 14 July 2009. http://schools-demo.clipart.com/search/index?realign=&a=d&q=news&k_mode=all&k_exc=&q_color=1&q_bw=1&q_gif=1&q_jpeg=1&q_eps=1&q_wmf=1&q_psd=1&q_png=1&cid=&date=&pubid=&isadv=1&srch=Searching... Frame 4. “conceptual_animation_32.” Accessed 14 July 2009. <http://www.webdesign.org/web/photoshop/imageready-animation/time-lapse-conceptual-animation.8162.html> Frame 6. Penguin6636. “Time-Lapse Sunrise.” Accessed 14 July 2009. http://revver.com/video/188472/time-lapse-sunrise/ Frame 8. “women100.” Accessed 14 July 2009. <http://www.freefever.com/animatedgifs/women17.html> “drawgirl.” Accessed 14 July 2009. http://photoshoptips.net/wp-content/drawgirl.jpg

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