Narrative writing is storytelling.
- The author has a story to tell (with a problem that is typically solved by the main character).
- Along the way there are obstacles to overcome.
- The purpose of most narratives is to entertain the reader.
- Click here for 6th grade examples. Click here for a checklist: Structure, Development, Conventions for 5th and 6th grade, another checklist,
Use the story mountain to the right to get started on the outline of your plot. As John Grisham said, “DON’T — WRITE THE FIRST SCENE UNTIL YOU KNOW THE LAST.” Of course, not all writers agree with him.
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