Narrative Essay Topics to Cover a Good Idea

Narrative Essay Topics to Cover a Good Idea

To be a mom means to know and do many things. One of such is to help a child with homework. My son doesn’t like certain types of essays and a narrative essay is among them. So, I decided to help him and succeeded. Now, I’m ready to share my experience with others. The first thing I want to begin with is a selection of narrative essay topics.

As I understood, a selection of a topic may become the hardest challenge of a writer. It should possess many qualities and focus on something interesting and important. A narrative essay differs from most essay types because it isn’t based on something deeply scientific. It’s a personal story and you should define a meaningful story.

To pick a good topic, I recommend to do the next things:

  • Read other essays. Firstly, look on the Internet for narrative essay topics of other writers. Give heed to the topics. You’re not supposed to read the entire paper. A few first lines will be enough. The main goal is to get experience and learn what is currently trending.
  • Brainstorm. After you receive some understanding of the problem, brainstorm it. If you want to write about something you like, make the word “like” a tree trunk. It’s a central idea. The branches are possible developments. It may be your favorite hobby, holiday, journey, etc. The leaves give more specific ideas of the concepts on the branches – Why do I love it? What makes it so special? What does it mean to me? etc.
  • Use a topic generator. I also recommend topic generators. There are various applications that also suggest popular ideas to disclose. Look for narrative topic applications.

The next step is to create a thesis statement. This is the main purpose of writing. I also use brainstorming to understand what exactly to disclose. You can put the same questions as above. Identify why you like this or that hobby, day or event. Depending on the thesis, you will know how to plan the introduction, main body, and conclusion.

Your introduction should have a strong opener. Place yourself in the reader’s shoes. What could grab your attention at once? As for me, these may be such sentences as “One event was so special that it strongly affected me” or “One day can change your life forever and I want to tell about it”.

The body paragraphs just retell the story. Use some vivid and interesting expressions. Add quotations of people who were with you on that day if you remember them. This makes the story livelier. The conclusion tells how that special day or event changed you. Give your explanation.

I also want to add that editing is important. I didn’t really care about this phase until my son’s teacher returned his narration with a lot of stylistic and grammar mistakes. That’s why I strongly advise using different spelling and grammar checkers, similar to Grammarly. You can spoil a good story due to such mistakes.