Novels are narratives Movies are narratives Anything that is a story
Make a point ◦ Do you want your reader to learn something? ◦ What do you want your reader to take get from the story?
An incident that you experienced An incident that someone you know experienced
afterward finally next after that first now currently later soon eventually meanwhile then
Narrow your topic in light of audience and purpose. Compose a thesis statement that tells the point of the story. Prewrite for details
Select the important events and details; drop any that do not clearly relate to the point in your thesis. Make an outline for the essay Write a draft of narrative using transitional expressions to indicate time sequence
Revise Proofread for errors in grammar, punctuation, sentence structure, spelling, and mechanics.