This may include a memory, a childhood story, an experience or even a favorite trip. For example, if you are writing a school paper, you may have to follow a certain theme. If you are submitting a personal essay along with a college application, you might discuss your personal journey in your career

 

How to Construct a Narrative

  1. Establish Your Purpose. Decide first what you want to accomplish in writing your story. …
  2. Choose Your Characters. Decide who you want your story to be about. …
  3. Craft a Plot. …
  4. Paint a Backdrop. …
  5. Find Your Viewpoint. …
  6. Create an Atmosphere. …
  7. Fill in the Details

 

Some personal narrative topics include:

  • A teacher you will never forget.
  • An experience that put you in danger.
  • A funny story that happened to you.
  • A story from your childhood.
  • Your first trip abroad.
  • An episode from your school life.
  • A story of losing a friend.

Narrative is writing that tells a story. … Narratives also have characters and a setting, as well as a narrator or person from whose point of view the story is told. Examples of Narrative: When your friend tells a story about seeing a deer on the way to school, he or she is using characteristics of a narrative.

The four basic components to all narratives are plot, character, conflict, and theme. The use of sensory details is crucial to emotionally engaging the reader. A strong introduction is important to hook the reader. A strong conclusion should add resolution to the conflict and evoke the narrative’s theme.