Date of publication: 2017-09-02 04:28
. WRITE ABOUT YOURSELF. FOR DETAILS ON HOW TO WRITE A NARRATIVE, SEE MCWHORTER’S COMPOSITION TEXT, PAGES 777-755. THE ACTUAL LIST OF POSSIBLE TOPICS APPEARS ON PAGE 795. YOU NEED NOT CHOOSE ONE OF THESE TOPICS—
I got up and went to the kitchen. I opened the door and looked into the fridge.
She arrived in Dallas, took a cab, and checked in to her hotel. Next, she had some dinner in a restaurant. Finally, she visited a colleague before she went to bed.
When writing a narrative essay about yourself, you tell a story from the first-person point of view, usually describing a memorable true event that happened in your life. This is not an autobiography, so do not tell the reader your whole life story. Focus only on most significant events that matter to you to an extent. A literacy narrative essay is a great example of describing an event such as learning how to read or write.
Example: Although I have never been to the races before, I was very excited to behold them, yet also somewhat nervous, because of the type of people who go there.
Narration is writing that tells a story. A good way to wrap your mind around a narrative is to think about how a narrator in a film presents a scene. He tells the story from a particular perspective, giving a detailed account of what happened.
Though a narrative essay might seem like a short story, narrative essays focus on personal experience that hint at a lesson to be learned, and is therefore non-fiction.
Effective narrative essays allow readers to visualize everything that's happening, in their minds. One way to make sure that this occurs is to use concrete, rather than abstract, details.
_________ I drove my rusty old car to visit my best friend. _______ I arrived, he had done his best to prepare a tasty meal. ________, we took a long walk through the park next to his home. __________ we had been out for more than an hour, my friend asked me if I could keep a secret. _________, I swore not to tell anyone anything. _________ he recounted a wild tale of a crazy night out on the town __________. ________, he told me he had met the woman of his dreams and that they were to get married ___________.