Personal Narrative A personal narrative is a story about an experience that has special meaning for the writer. Topic Brainstorm What are some people, places, & things that matter to you? What moments or memories are wrapped around them? PEOPLE PROMPT: Write about a meaningful moment in your life. A personal narrative… has a clever title. PLACES is always written in first person from the narrator's point of view. has an engaging hook. includes a clear setting and interesting characters. uses sensory language and vivid verbs. uses transitional phrases to help the story flow smoothly. contains dialog. THINGS has a beginning that introduces the subject and setting. has a middle that vividly describes the events taking place. has a satisfying conclusion. uses correct spelling, grammar and mechanics.