From Inspiring Minds comes a multi-step narrative writing assignment based on a personal struggle. It has been proven that individuals like to write about themselves and share their experiences with others. Students also gain a greater understanding of empathy through listening to others and sharing in their challenges. A structured approach to writing is the key to any writing assignment as it provides students with a beginning, middle and an end, taking away much of the anxiety that comes from an assignment that lacks a process. The multi-paragraph approach is the bridge between the single paragraph and the essay.