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Narrative Writing: An Autobiographical Incident. By J. Thompson/T. Campbell. What is narrative writing?. It tells a story. It has the elements of a short story: -Character - Plot -Setting - Theme. What is narrative writing? (Continued). It has a beginning, middle, and end.

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Narrative writing an autobiographical incident

Narrative Writing:An Autobiographical Incident


J. Thompson/T. Campbell

What is narrative writing
What is narrative writing?

  • It tells a story.

  • It has the elements of a short story:


    - Plot


    - Theme

What is narrative writing continued
What is narrative writing?(Continued)

  • It has a beginning, middle, and end.

  • It tells the order in which events take place.

  • It is told from a particular

    point of view.

What is autobiographical writing
What is autobiographical writing?

  • It tells the story of an event, period, or person in the writer’s life. By writing autobiographically, you can share part of your life with others.

What does an autobiographical writing include
What does an autobiographical writing include?

  • The writer as a character in the story

  • A lead, or opening paragraph, that catches a reader’s interest

  • True events presented in clear, logical order

  • A central conflict, or problem, that the writer or another person has to resolve

Types of autobiographical writing
Types of Autobiographical Writing

  • Autobiographical incidents, which are also called personal narratives, tell stories of specific events in your life

  • Autobiographical narratives, or sketches, tell of periods or groups of events in your life. They include your thoughts and insights about the time.

  • Reflective essays recount an experience and give your thoughts on its meaning.

  • Memoirs are true stories of your relationship with a particular person, place, animal, or thing.

What is an autobiographical incident
What is an autobiographical incident?

  • It is a type of narrative writing, also called a personal narrative.

  • It tells a story about an event in a person’s life.

  • It is written from events in the person’s memory.

  • It expresses the person’s thoughts and feelings.

Autobiography in everyday life
Autobiography in Everyday Life

Every day, you probably tell other people about events in your life. You might tell a friend about something funny your dog did. You might write a letter to a grandparent about a book you liked. In fact, a big part of life is the stories we tell of it.

When you write autobiographically, you tell a story from your life. Developing strong autobiographical writing skills can help you share your life with others and enrich your own experience.

Works cited
Works Cited

  • Kinneary, James and John Warriner. Elements of Writing. Texas: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1998.

  • I obtained information about narrative writing.

  • Royster, Joyce and Mark Lester,. Writer’s Choice. New York: Glencoe/McGrawHill, 1996.

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  • I retrieved clip art form this website.


  • I retrieved information about narrative writing from this website.