Narrative and Descriptive Writing Links
When descriptions appear, they refer to the link below the description.
Gives definition and link to sample essay.
Defintion and Purpose of Narrative Essay
In addition to providing more information on the narrative essay,
this link also offers topic ideas.
Writing a Narrative Essay
Prewriting activities to produce narrative writing.
Traci's 6th List of Ten: Ten Prewriting Exercises for Personal Narratives
A good description of narrative and descriptive writing. Also
provides some models.
Narrative and Descriptive Writing
Describing from memory, drawing, making an objective/subjective
data chart, creating a list of desire outcomes for your piece,
balancing different degrees of objectivity and subjectivity
Descriptive Writing Techniques
This link points out that descriptive writing is also persuasive,
the writer uses the description to convince the reader of a
theme or point.
The link emphasizes the use of sensory imagery and figurative
language to show.
It also provides 3 sample descriptive passages.
Writing to Describe
This link focuses on the principles, conventions, and strategies
of descriptive writing.
Provides a sample passage without description and with the
addition of different senses.
Sensory Imagery in Descriptive Writing
Examples of Vivid Action Verbs to Improve Description
Vivid Action Verbs
A way to enhance auditory imagery in writing good description.
Examples of Onomatopoeia
Sensory Imagery, Figurative Language, Precision, and Organization
About Descriptive Writing
Using Figurative Language and Alliteration
Recognizing cliches and examples. You will want to see how to
avoid these when you write descriptively.
An Extensive Cliche List