After being given the assignment of a literacy narrative, our class read multiple different examples to see how they were constructed. One thing that stuck out to me, and that our professor really honed in on, was the extensive use of detail to create good imagery. After forcing as much detail as possible into my first draft, I was then able to clean it up by simply removing words and phrases that made some segments of the story much too wordy.
Gianaras, Patrick D.
"The Fight for the Outdoors,"
Line by Line: A Journal of Beginning Student Writing: Vol. 1:
1, Article 2.
Available at: https://ecommons.udayton.edu/lxl/vol1/iss1/2