Writing - Developing your Narrative
Story-telling is integral to our world. Believe it or not, our brains have become geared to remembering a good story. So, if the world is to remember what scientists know, it seems logical that what they write about must be told as a narrative. And this also applies to when scientists are writing for each other. A good story helps readers remember.
Unfortunately, as scientists, many of us seem to have lost the skill of revealing the story behind our objective science results. We seem to have lost the narrative.
Luckily there are tools out there that allow us to re-learn that skill and incorporate a narrative into science writing without making the texts seem too superficial. If we can combine story-telling with the reporting expected of us as scientists, we can improve the chances that our science knowledge will bring about lasting change.
At Write English, we’re convinced that story-telling and science reporting don’t have to be incongruent. Join us in one of our story-telling and science workshops to discover how to reveal the narrative in your research writing.
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Lesley-Anne did a wonderful job editing the book "How Change Works”.
Martijn de Zoete | CEO Anychange Group | Netherlands