Helpful Tips For Writing A Narrative Essay: Facilitate Your Work


All writing requires a clear adherence to one set of rules or another. If you do any differently, you do so on your own and may be marked harshly by academics as a result. If you want to learn how to complete any essay with ease, the following tips could be of use to you although they relate most clearly to the narrative type.

  • Find out what a narrative essay is
  • This type of paper requires you to tell a story from the perspective of one of the characters. It may be the main character or an observer. Those familiar with the novel “To Kill A Mocking Bird” will note how throughout the book, Scout’s voice is clear and her peculiarities flavor it at every turn. This is an example of this style at use in a full length essay.

  • Collect a few sample pieces
  • You can learn a great deal from the works of others. If you can borrow papers from friends you will end up with a much better understanding of how certain style tricks work in different contexts. You might want to start with a particular effect until you see an example of someone else doing it.

  • Find or brainstorm topics that interest you
  • Once you know what is expected of you and how it might turn out you can start compiling topics you would like to try. If you are busy this can be completed in minutes after a good web search. If you have the time and interest in the subject you can do a brainstorming session. This will help you to become more creative so it is the better option.

  • Do a few just to practice
  • Having decided on what topics you like, start writing. It should be tricky at first but over time you will find yourself improving especially if you practice often.

  • Have someone skilled evaluate your work
  • The improvements that you notice in your work will be even faster if you allow people who are better at writing than yourself to review your work regularly. This requires good self esteem because you cannot take their negative comments to heart. You must simply use them to better yourself.

There will always be better writer and worse one. All you should focus on is the steady rate of your own improvement.