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09/04/2019

I have to write a narrative essay about my birth order,middle child of 3, and i don’t know how to start?

QUESTION
I have to write a narrative essay about my birth order,middle child of 3, and i don’t know how to start?

ANSWER
I don’t know if you’re doing it this way but . . . .

It sounds like you feel that your narrative will unfold as you write. If that is how you intend to proceed, it’s not working for you.

Just write down various ideas first. Then reflect on them. Then decide what you want to make public in your essay, and discard the other stuff. Maybe starting chronologically is the way to go – because you were the baby until your younger sib was born.

Writing the essay is the last step, not the first. I used to write that way until I went through the crucible of – editors! – who taught me how to write. What I used to do was edit myself as I wrote. No, no, no. Not good. Just throw it on paper. The important thing is to get your ideas in some kind of permanent place. THEN edit and rearrange it all into an essay.

This isn’t a very well-written response, is it? But you get the idea. Good luck.