How To Write A Fictional Narrative Essay

What Is A Fictional Essay and What Are The Steps In Writing A Fictional Essay?

A fictional essay is an essay where the events or items described are not true. A good fictional essay should have the following requirements as recommended by iwriteessays.com

  • The presence in the introduction of the statement of theme and of the preview of devices in discussion
  • Excellent examples of topic sentences which begin all four body paragraphs;
  • Very effective use of direct quotes to show how each device is used by the author;
  • An example of how to handle an extended direct quote--a so-called "block quote";
  • A good summary of the devices used in the concluding paragraph.

Guidelines on writing a fictional essay

1. Become familiar with the text.

 A good paper inevitably begins with the writer having a solid understanding of the work that he or she interprets. Flip back through the book and consider what interests you about this piece of writing

2. Explore potential topics

Develop new ideas to use in the paper with your own interpretation.

3. Select a topic with a lot of evidence

If you are selecting from a number of possible topics, narrow down your list by identifying how much evidence or how many specific details you could use to investigate each potential issue.

4. Write out a working thesis

Come up with a thesis based on the evidence that relates to your topic and what you anticipate you might say about those pieces of evidence.

5. Make an extended list of evidence

When you jot down ideas, you can focus on the observations from the narrator or things that certain characters say or do. These elements are certainly important and might help you come up with more evidence; they include things like plot, point of view, character, setting, and symbols.

6. Select your evidence

  • Select the facts, which bear the closest relation to your thesis statement.
  • Choose the pieces of evidence you will be able to gather most content. Readers tend to be more dazzled with your interpretations of evidence than with many quotes from the book.

7.  Refine your thesis

Go back to your working thesis and refine it so that it reflects your new understanding of your topic.

8. Organize your evidence

  • Once you have a clear thesis you can go back to your list of selected evidence and group all the similar details together.
  • The ideas that tie these clusters of evidence together can then become the claims that you will make in your paper.
  • As you begin thinking about what claims you can make (i.e. what kinds of conclusion you can come to) keep in mind that they should not only relate to all the evidence but also clearly support your thesis.

9.  Interpret your evidence

Avoid the temptation to load your paper with evidence from your story. Each time you use a specific reference to your story, be sure to explain the significance of that evidence in your own words.