Narrative writing essay - how to find some help?

Ever been assigned a narrative writing essay in school and had a million and one questions run through your head but been embarrassed to ask in front of your peers? Don’t worry, the feeling is completely natural for young inexperienced writers. Here are some ways to find help understanding and ultimately knocking that narrative essay out the park.

Teacher and/or Parent

The easiest and often times most effective approach, is to look within your immediate circle of experienced professionals; teachers and parents are a great start. Your teacher is the primary source of knowledge for your assignment so expect that they should be able to explain: 1) what a narrative writing essay is; 2) How to effectively write your narrative essay; and 3) Help you come up with creative and interesting topics for the essay. If you’re for any reason unable to get advisement from your teacher, the next safest bet is asking your parent(s) for help. They’re most likely experienced professionals who constructed scores of narrative essays over their writing career.

Writing Workshop

Find the professionals! Head out into your community and get information on when and where local community writing workshops are being held. Sometimes the easiest search is to type “Writing Workshop” and your city, town, or state into your Internet search engine. You’ll be surprised at the amount of writing workshop classes that are often being held, especially on college or sometimes even high school campuses. Give the point of contact a call and/or email with a few of your questions to make sure the workshop will cover your basic needs.


Seek out the services of a tutor in your area. Most schools on any level offer the support of willing and experienced tutors who specialize in various topics, including writing. These tutors will set aside time to work with you one-on-one to learn the fundamentals of writing a narrative essay. Other great sources to find writing tutors in your area include: 1) Churches; 2) Community Service centers; and 3) Non-profit and charitable organizations.

These three options for finding help with a narrative writing essay aren’t the only available, as there are plenty of other places, including various Internet sources out there. However, they are the easiest and most time effective solutions. The key, no matter which direction you decide, is to be proactive in your search and have a strong, open desire to learn.

Tips to consider

Start writing with brainstorming.Any essay or research paper start with creating an interesting and unique topic. Most students find it hard to make up a topic that would interest the professor. The easiest solution is check the available college paper examples available online for free use. Read the topics, write down the ones you like, conduct a research and give birth to a great topic of your own. The alternative way is to read a newspapers, watch a television program and write about any current issue going on in the world.

Proofread and edit your draft.Make sure to check your final draft before submitting it to your school. Most students are so happy they've finally finished writing their essay or research paper, they forget to spell-check and search for grammar and punctuation mistakes. Most professional writers even use the help of editors (and actually pay them for their services) to ensure the paper is coherent, well-structured and flows well.

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