Narrative Paragraph

Narrative Paragraph

Tips for writing a narrative paragraph:

  1. Start with a topic sentence that grabs the reader’s attention.
  2. Write events in the order in which they occurred.
  3. Use plenty of interesting details.

A narrative paragraph provides a lot of detail but still stays on topic.

Start your narrative paragraph with a strong topic sentence:

“This past weekend I had the time of my life. First, Friday night, I had my best friend over and we made a delicious, mouth-watering pizza. After we ate, we had a friendly video game competition.”

If the first sentence (topic sentence) is strong enough, the reader look forward to finding out what happens next.

Use transition words to move from event to event:

“On Saturday, my dad took us out on the boat. The weather was perfect, and the water was warm. It was a great day to go for a swim. Later that night, we went to the movies. We saw an action-packed thriller and ate a lot of popcorn.

Did you notice how the words (transition words) in bold move the narrative naturally from one thing to the next?

End your detailed description with a good concluding sentence:

Finally, on Sunday, we rode our bikes all over town. By the end of the day, my legs were very tired. I only hope that next weekend will be as fun as this one.”

This narrative paragraph keeps everything in order, adds in a lot of detail, and ends on a strong note.

How to Write Narrative Paragraphs in English

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