The purpose of a narrative essay is to make a certain point, using personal experiences or life events to convey your main point or theme. Brainstorm ideas to find your topic. Ask yourself what idea or ideas you want to convey to your readers? Maybe you want to tell an uplifting story about achieving your goals or maybe you want to talk about the effects of grief on a person’s psyche.
Come up with a topic that is important to you and that you feel you can talk about in a personal way. Pick an event to help convey your topic. Look through old photographs of your life, or read through your old journals to help find a personal event that relates to your topic. Another way to find a personal event is to look through your old social media posts, as they often chronicle important or meaningful events in your life. Write down all the details you can remember of that event. Use your five senses to help you tell your story. What did you taste, hear, feel?