A personal narrative is a true story about a specific time in your life. For example, you can write a narrative that shares an important event in history. You can also write about your personal experiences with a challenging subject like math. You can even write an e-mail message to tell an absent classmate what happened in class. All of us have important times in our lives. By thinking back to these times, we understand ourselves better. By sharing these times with those we love, we become closer. This lesson will help you think about events in your life.