What does a Narrative Story Consist of

How to Write a Narrative Story

A good narration tell a story in an interesting way by adding elements of suspense so that the reader will want to know how the story will turn out. The writer may choose to make the story humorous by adding elements of comedy or jokes. A well written narration will contain several


1. It will tell you what happen, where and how the action happened, and it will let you know who was involved in the action.

2. The emphasis on detail should be well chosen and thought-out making sure to describe the characters in detail. Describe the way they look, what they are wearing, and be sure to include something special about that character (such as a scar or if he/she talks with an accent).

3. Don’t over do it with the detailing because then your story will become to wordy and the reader may lose interest. When in doubt look to your five senses for the details this will let the reader know what the characters see, feel, touch, taste and hear.

4. Make sure your story is organized. You can do this by using chronological order. The beginning will set the scene for the story, the middle should tell the story, and the end should bring the story to a conclusion.

5. To add some interest to your story you may want to use flashbacks. You can use flashbacks by starting in the middle to begin your story this may help to build your story.

6. You can also tell a narrative story from a first person point of view. By starting your story with “I” it is like you’re participating in the story. With the right wording you can make your story sound like it really happened.

7. And lastly make sure you stay on the target of your story. Do you want your narrative to entertain, inform or give an emotion?

8. When you are through writing you narrative story be sure to revise or edit it.

If you follow these steps then you should have a well written narrative story.

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