Interpretation 101

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Above you will find slides for the presentation I gave at the BAR School of Instruction in April, 2014. Here are the slides with my notes— I didn’t read from them, but the notes do reflect my thinking and process.

Below you’ll find links to the handouts and other resources I find helpful or thought-provoking.

Want to do some first person thinking? Start here for a comprehensive guide. Ultimate Character Development List from Past Into Present

Thinking about the stuff you carry? Try these questions for another angle. Object Biographies 

Simplest matrix of all: Character Attributes Worksheet

What did I read to begin thinking about Bridget? Bridget Connor Bibliography

Beverly Serrell will help you answer the “So what?” question. What’s the Big Idea? Beverly Serrell on Labels

For a humorous take on interpretation and a tough subject, visit this site. Ask a Slave

1 thought on “Interpretation 101”

  1. The full citation for “Past Into Present” is: Stacy F. Roth, Past Into Present: Effective Techniques for First-Person Historical Interpretation. University of North Carolina Press, 1998.

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