Successful bloggers write well. As a professional writer, I have a few tips, tricks, techniques, strategies, and of course, checklists that I use to keep me on the right path. It’s time I started sharing them.
Almost everyone uses personal narratives. They’re the stories we tell to our families and friends. They’re the incidents we relate at work about meetings we attended. A personal narrative is any story you might tell about something that really happened to you. Bloggers do that all of the time.
Use this short checklist to review your next personal narrative to add value and polish to it.
Personal Narrative Content Editor’s Checklist
- Does the introduction make readers want to continue?
- Are the events clear and in chronological order?
- Does the body stay to the core of the story, using only rich and relevant details for support? Less is definitely more in most cases.
- Do you use exact words that portray the experience in a way the reader can understand it?
- Does the conclusion tie the story together, leaving the reader glad to have read it?
Taking a minute to review the narratives you tell will kick them up a notch. Your writing will be just that bit more entertaining. It might be the difference that makes readers bookmark your blog to come back again.
–ME “Liz” Strauss