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    Don't Judge Me! Haphazard's Avatar
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    I'm having problems writing a personal narrative for school.

    Usually I can pump out something but I really just can't.

    I think it's a bad sign when the best beginning I can come up with is "This is the only paper I've ever cried over."

    What I've ended up writing isn't a narrative. It's a stream of consciousness. I mean, and I hate streams of consciousness. Despise them, actually. I think this proves that I like them more than personal narratives, though.

    Please help. I'd like to keep some of my hair.
    -Carefully taking sips from the Fire Hose of Knowledge

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    Talking about yourself from a narrative perspection? Like "And Fluffywolf then, yada yada..."?

    Not sure I understand, but if like that:

    I suppose you could in your mind pretend to be someone else that is talking about you. Or pretend to be talking about someone that just happens to be exactly like you?
    ~Self-depricating Megalomaniacal Superwolf

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fluffywolf View Post
    Talking about yourself from a narrative perspection? Like "And Fluffywolf then, yada yada..."?

    Not sure I understand, but if like that:

    I suppose you could in your mind pretend to be someone else that is talking about you. Or pretend to be talking about someone that just happens to be exactly like you?
    It's about something that happened to you.
    -Carefully taking sips from the Fire Hose of Knowledge

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    Set a timer, type nonstop for 15 minutes, and make that your goal. Then you can re-evaluate.

    Writing should go through many iterations, i.e. you'll see what comes out when it comes out. It's like driving a long highway in the middle of the night using your headlights to guide you. You just got to drive. After you've done your first draft, you can pick out what you liked from it and see what direction your piece is heading.

    You can always edit out and you can always add more detail, so don't worry about what goes into your first draft.
    *You don't have a soul. You are a Soul. You have a body.
    *Faith is the art of holding on to things your reason once accepted, despite your changing moods.
    C.S. Lewis

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