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Narrative Writing Narrative writing=telling a story Elements of a narrative include: Setting (time, place, mood) Characters A conflict or goal A plot (the actions of the story) A theme, moral, or message
Narrative Writing When writing a narrative, keep the following in mind: Your story should have a clear purpose Why are you writing? What’s your message? You need a beginning, middle, and end Description is extremely important. SHOW don’t TELL and use VIVID, SPECIFIC LANGUAGE Jessie walked through the creepy woods. As Jessie crept hesitantly down the path, the bare and twisted arms of the trees stretched overhead, blocking light from the October sun. Figurative language is a good idea! Dialogue can and should be used to help tell the story. Make sure to punctuate all dialogue properly.
Narrative Writing Tips for writing your narrative: PLAN out your story first. You can’t start writing if you don’t know what you want to say. Make an outline. Don’t try to take on too much. Come up with a story you can manage in the time frame given. All parts of the story should be equal. Don’t start out with detailed, descriptive writing in the beginning, only to rush the end. Its okay to add to and delete from your draft. Cross parts out, add at the end and use arrows, etc. Drafts should be messy!