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How to Write a Personal Narrative 1


How to Write a Personal Narrative

Personal narratives focus on a particular real life event that was pivotal or important for the writer. You may have to write a personal narrative as part of a college application or as an assignment for a class. To write a strong personal narrative, start by coming up with an engaging idea. Then, write the narrative with an opening hook and a detailed, organized structure. Always review and revise the personal narrative before handing it in so it is at its best.

Part One of Three:

Brainstorming Ideas for the Narrative Edit

Writing the Personal Narrative Edit

Polishing the Personal Narrative Edit

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  • Take a sentence and say to yourself: Okay, how do I make this longer? For example: "The boy ran." Then add more detail to make a mental picture. Is he tall? Is he wearing an odd hat? Is he running slow? Is he sprinting? Is he a neighbor? Is he barefoot? Is he chasing the mailman? Does he have a name? Is he being followed by anyone? Is he holding anything? Then it becomes: "The tall, white, Jewish boy who lives down the street raced by my house at top speed with a thick, white envelope in his hand -- wearing only one bright red sneaker and a black sock -- while yelling for the mailman to stop.

  • Consider why you won't forget the event. From there you should portray yourself in a way that gets the reader to believe that you won't forget this while they are in the process of reading. Give the reader reasons to see the event in the same way that you do.

  • Figurative language can be used in a variety of circumstances, and imagery is mainly used to describe the setting, characters and other details in a text.

  • Yes, personal narratives are often written in story form.

  • Wattpad is an app that lets you write stories and read others stories as well.

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This version of How to Write a Personal Narrative was reviewed by Stephanie Wong Ken on June 27, 2017.

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