And really, for a 50-minute narrative, you really do not want to be more detailed than that. what if a school bully turns out not to be a school bully?
Narrative in itself has a sense of chronology or time progression. And then put them in a scene in which that problem can happen. Beyond the distant gates, you could just see the faint lights of the estate; one by one, they were all turning off for the night, until he was left standing in the darkness. He stood completely alone, between the isolated street lights, his only connection with the rest of the universe. Most of all, he hated the boys who hung around at the tunnel, waiting for boys like him. He’d been so long at the club in school that they were sure to have gone home by now, weren’t they? It seemed to find life once more, spluttered into life, and then died one final time. The tunnel seemed darker than ever, with only the faintest pinprick of amber light from the other side.
The moving on of time gives you an innate structure. A scene where someone thinks the school bully will hurt them – turns out the bully isn’t a bully.
Your essay needs to be structured in a manner that helps your topic to make sense.
If you are describing an event, you will need to write your paragraphs in chronological order.
One of the keys to writing a descriptive essay is to create a picture in your reading audience’s mind by engaging all five of their senses – smell, sight, touch, taste and sound.
If you can do this, then your essay is a success, if not, then you have a lot of work to do.List out in the columns any sensation or feeling that you associate with the topic that you are writing about.You need to provide full sensory details that help to support the thesis.These should be the most interesting items that you have noted in your columns and will the details that you flesh out into the paragraphs of the body of your essay.Topics are set out in each separate paragraph and a topic sentence begins that paragraph and need to relate to your introductory paragraph and your thesis.You can utilize literary tools such as metaphors, similes, personification and descriptive adjectives.Once you have the columns laid out you can start to fill them with details that help to support your thesis. Daniel turned on his heels and started into an immediate sprint, hoping that he could find the energy to outrun the certain terror that lay behind him. Behind him, Daniel heard a huge crash as Marvin came tumbling to the ground. I’ve got a simple two-character story that I’ve fleshed out, a simple situation – a walk home from school – and a simple twist in the tale. Daniel would never understand what drove him to go back and help Marvin to his feet. You can also see how I’ve used dialogue to interrupt the action and speed it up.That’s something that descriptive writing doesn’t always have. You can make it more complicated if you think of Situation – Complication – Resolution. A set of spies have a meeting – a janitor clears up – he’s the spy A school picnic – a boy gets lost – a dog finds him Now I know they don’t sound like the most scintillating of plots. See how we all thought Snape was going to be the bad guy in Harry Potter? And you’ll find another list of three to help you with that, too. You can use this innate structure to help you plan. But again, it’s the same as Beginning – Middle – End, it just sounds more fancy. Story two is essentially Hong Kong Phoey-meets-Scooby Doo, and the last is every plot of Lassie or the Littlest Hobo.