How can I write a narrative on the topic of: A rock star comes to your school and you interview him and be his guide for the day?I was thinking about doing Katy Perry. However I don't know how to...

How can I write a narrative on the topic of: A rock star comes to your school and you interview him and be his guide for the day?

I was thinking about doing Katy Perry. However I don't know how to get started. Please help with an outline!

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A narrative is written as a story.  In other words, you are telling a story rather than writing an essay.  A story follows a typical format: exposition, rising action, climax, falling action and resolution.

In the rising action, you introduce the characters, setting and initial conflict.  This would start out with you describing your school day, how the rock star came to be at the school and how you came to interview her.  The conflict might be that you are very nervous about meeting this person, and worried about how you will get her safely around the school.

In the rising action, events develop around the conflict.  This is where you would meet and describe Katy.  You also make motions to solve the conflict.  For example, you might have Katy wear a disguise so no one knows who she is and she can get around the school without causing a mob scene.

In the climax, the story makes some kind of change.  This is the most interesting part of the story.  Let's say you are interviewing Katy, no longer in disguise, and someone sees her through the window and shouts that she's there.  Now the story changes, because everyone knows that the rock star is there.  What do you do?  Either way, things can't go back to the way they were before.  This is what makes it the climax.

The falling action is where you resolve the big conflict created in the climax.  For example, you may get the principal to call an emergency assembly and interview Katy in a controlled setting, in front of everyone.

The resolution is the ending of the story and the solution to the problem. In this case, Katy will leave and life will probably get back to normal for you.

Those are just suggestions, but hopefully they will get the creative juices flowing for you and get you started!

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