Narrative Construction Machine: 
a creative narrative construction flowchart developed by Susan Smith Nash

This flowchart will help you develop a narrative that foregrounds consubstantiality -- which is to say that it helps you establish an immediate emotional connection with your reader.  Enjoy!! 

Write down a strong emotion.

Describe what you did last weekend, or what a person in a dangerous and/or compromised situation did last weekend:

Describe a scene from one of your favorite movies:

A slow, steady walk in the sand:  Reality unfolds in sometimes surprising way.

Overhead conversation at a restaurant, dining room, etc.

A philosopher or "classic" writer's name:

Describe a frustrating experience:

Describe the colors, smells, and tastes in a scene where you feel a strong emotion:

Write a sentence about what you dream about doing in the future: