How long should narratives be?

Review the narrative to make sure it is not too long, as personal narratives are usually short, no more than one to five pages long. You may also need to meet a specific length requirement if you are writing the personal narrative for a class.

What is a strong narrative?

A strong narrative captures the attention of an audience with an inspiring story, descriptive language and a meaningful thesis. A strong narrative is a piece of writing that profoundly impacts the reader in some way.

What is the complication in a narrative?

Complication. This is the part of the story where something happens, usually a problem for the main character, which triggers a chain of events. Series of events. This tells how the characters react to the complication; rising tension occurs, leading to a climax (high point/major drama).

Does a narrative have to have a problem?

Describing characters walking and talking does not constitute a narrative. Narratives include a problem. Someone (or something) wants or needs something, but an obstacle is preventing it from happening. This want or need is the problem or conflict.