Self-Checklist for the Narrative Writing

- Do my sentences begin in different ways?

- Do I have vivid verbs and descriptive adjectives?  Check each verb and adjective to see if stronger options could be used.

- Have I used figurative language yet?  (2- similes, 1-metaphor, and 3-imagery sentences)

- If I have incorporated dialogue, have I followed the formatting guidelines?

- Have I SHOWN, rather than told, all events?  If it seems like a detail is summarized, rework the wording.