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Jasmine Berryman
09/21/12
Fri Sep 21, 2012 11:32am
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Unfortunately, I forgot to post last Friday. But my personal narrative is about my mothers cancer story. When the event happen the lessons I learned were; 1) Stop taking family for granted & 2) Everything happens for a reason.

Since I have been writing this paper I have encounted a few challenges. Intially writing the introduction.
When I decided to write my personal narrative on this story I thought it would be more effective if I immediately jumped into details of the story and allow the audience(you) to somewhat put the story together along the way. Considering my story is about cancer there aren't but so many different results that could've occurred. So for my introduction I'm trying to be creative without giving away too much of the story. My problem with that is, I will probably fail at "HITTING IT & QUITTING IT," since that is one of your requirements.
Another challenges is trying to avoid too much detail. However the detail that I will prove is fairly relevant. Even though it might be slightly important. It's still a part of the story that will be deterimental to the story later. The downfall to this aspect is deciding if I should or should not minimize the detail?
Finally, I want to have a brief but interesting conclusion. Of course I will go by the guidelines for the conclusion. But, I don't the reader to get to the end of the paper and fill like I quickly reiterated the story or better yet bore you just to end my paper.

Overall, the challenge during writing my paper has been coming up with a brief, unexposed(but guideline followed), interesting introduction.
The body of the paper was my comfort zone. Even though it took me some time describing the situation, getting the reader to empathize in the story was a neccessity if I wanted the story to be effective. So I would say the easiest part of the paper was telling the story and including detail.

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    What challenges have you faced when writing the personal narrative? What has been the easiest part of this paper for you? The most difficult?
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