Writing a Good Narrative Story
In order to write a good narrative story, the writer needs to make the story interesting and add suspense elements to make the readers curious of how the story turns out. Alternatively, the writer can also choose to add humor into the stories by using elements of jokes or comedy. In order for the narration to be successful, below are the standards it should meet:
- A good narrative story tells reader what happened, when, where and how specific actions happened, as well as the people involved in each action.
- Make sure that the characters are described in details. The emphasis on the details should also be thought-out and well chosen. Describe how the characters look, the clothes they are wearing, and make sure that something special or unique about a certain character should be included. For example, the kind of accent the character talks in, or a scar on the character’s body.
- Although it’s important to include necessary details, you shouldn’t over-do on the details. You don’t want your story to become too wordy, otherwise you may lose the interest of a reader. Whenever you are in doubt, you should depend on your five senses on the details, and tell the reader what your characters feel, see, hear, touch, and taste.
- Your narrative story should be well organized. In order to do this, you can use chronological order. Compose a beginning part that sets the scene for your entire story, use the middle part to tell the story in details, and bring your story to a well-thought conclusion with the ending part.
- In order to further add interests into your narrative story, you can use some flashbacks to help. Begin your story by using flashbacks in the middle, and this will help you better build an interesting story.
- Your narrative story can also be told from the point of view of a first person. Start telling your story by using “I”, so that you, the author, will sound like an actual part of the narrative story. By using the correct wording, your narrative will sound very believable, like it really has happened.
- Finally, you need to make sure that your narrative story stays on the target. What was your original plan for the story? Did you want your narrative story to inform, entertain, or give a particular kind of emotion?
- Make sure you revise and edit your narrative story after you are through with writing it.
By following the tips above, you will soon be able to come up with well written narrative stories.