narrative writing is:
Using a Story Map really helps when writing narratives.
- Used to tell a story
- Can be Fact or Fiction
- Narrative writing, be it any type or genre, always follows a specific structure. The five elements that form this structure are:
› Characters - Main character (protagonist) and other important people in the story
› Problem - What challenge does the main character face
› Events - How the protagonist tries solving the problem
› Resolution - How is the problem solved
3 types of narratives
A personal narrative is where the writer narrates the events of his life in a chronological order, either to inspire or to entertain the readers. It can be a memorable experience or something that the writer has accomplished. The narrative illustrates the effect it had on his life. Diaries and autobiographies are good examples of personal narratives.
›› Imaginative (also called Creative)
Imaginative writing is basically writing fiction, writing something that is not factual. In this genre, the writer develops imaginative characters in interesting settings, either to entertain the audience or to convey his point of view. Using his creativity, the writer can go beyond reality and create unusual situations and events that could never happen in real life. Short stories, novels, screenplays, and dramas are examples of imaginative writing.
Unlike a personal narrative, a biography is a non-fictional account of someone else's life. The writer describes this person (subject) through his eyes. This kind of narrative depends entirely on the events that have taken place in the subject's life, along with actions, quotes and even images. The subject can be someone in the writer's present or past life, or a public figure. The writer might also include why he chose that particular person as a subject and how he/she made a significance in his life.
use a story map when doing narrative writing
Use this easy-to-fill-in organizer that you can create yourself and in just minutes you can have the framework for a great story...