What To Write Your Personal Narrative About
Suggestions For Personal Narrative Topics
It's sometimes hard to think of subject matter when writing a personal narrative for a class at school, or when writing one for personal enjoyment. Â Writer's block can happen frequently when trying to think about a specific moment in our lives that is worth writing about. Â The personal narrative can be a daunting task, because we often times don't think specific instances in our lives are worth writing about. Â There are a number of different topics you can write about as the subject matter for personal narratives. Â I will list several different ways to help you learn how to write a personal narrative, using a specific subject that will be enjoyable for the reader.
The easiest technique of finding a topic for your personal narrative is to think of the most important moments in your life. Â Try to think of different situations that have helped to shape who you are as a person. Â Maybe you lived in a town your entire life and had to move to a new location where you didn't know anybody, maybe a close family member passed away and you had to deal with their death, or maybe you had your first child. Â Run a list in your mind of different things that have happened and shaped your life. Â This is a good way of figuring out material to write about for your personal narrative topic. Â With an important event, it's much easier to remember a wider variety of feelings and emotions surrounding the specific event. Â This gives you the ability to write much more on your specific subject, which will make your personal narrative lengthier. Â Also, the moments in life that are very important to us, are usually very interesting for the person who's reading the personal narrative. Â This will keep the reader entertained.
That isn't saying that a personal narrative has to be about something that's life changing. Â A personal narrative can also be about something very mundane. Â A good writer can take any personal situation and turn it into a beautifully crafted piece. Â That isn't saying that you should write a personal narrative about something bland, but you should write it about something that's at least meaningful. Â A good suggestion would be a minor surgery (such as getting your tonsils removed), or your first day of work. Â The content of a personal narrative can be a specific situation that happened to you, that didn't drastically affect your life. Â
Another good technique at finding subject matter for your personal narrative is to write about something that happened recently. Â Things that happen recently are more vivid in our minds, and are much easier to write about. Â These topics can be anything from a recent vacation, to visiting family members that you rarely see. Â When learning how to write a personal narrative, realize that the content does not have to be wild to be interesting.
Be sure to include your own voice within the piece. Â Try to be as vivid as possible with the imagery and events. Â Honesty is also a key element within a personal narrative. Â Reflect on the topic you've written about with your current insight, or the insight that you had at the time that the event took place. Â You can write your personal narrative as someone looking back at the event, or you can write in the frame of mind that you had while it was taking place. Â There are a number of different angles that you can write the subject matter with, just be sure to pick the one that fits your piece the best. Â Here is a list of several topics that may help you think of an idea for your personal narrative. Â They should be helpful in fixing your case of writer's block (which I also wrote other methods of thinking of ideas in a different article, if you need further help.)
Ideas For Personal Narrative Subject Matter:
* The first time you've ever been embarrassed in front of several people.
* When your favorite pet died.
* Different experiences you've had with your best friend.
* A family vacation or road trip you've had with friends.
* A car wreck you've been in that has made you think about your own mortality.
* Your first crush.
* A trip to an amusement park.
* A time when you've had to conquer one of your biggest fears.
* An event that solidified or destroyed your faith in God.
* Time spent around different family members.
* When you went to your first concert.Â
There are many other ideas that you can write about for your personal narrative. Â It doesn't necessarily have to be something important, but it needs to be able to keep the reader's attention. Â Hopefully some of these different ideas will help you think in the right direction for what to write about.Â