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How to Write Narrative Writing

What does narrative writing look like?

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How to Write Narrative Writing
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Since it’s probably the most frequently used of the four most common types of writing, your child will spend a significant amount of time learning how to write narrative writing pieces. Quite simply, narrative writing tells a story.

Narrative writing contains:

  • typically, but not always, first person language.
  • a sequenced order of events, either as a retelling of something that already happened or a beginning, middle and end of a story.
  • a point at which the conflict of the story is resolved (climax).
  • a reasonable and satisfying resolution or conclusion.


Narrative writing is used for:

  • plays
  • personal essays or recounting of personal experiences
  • fictional stories
  • plot summaries
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