Narrative writing is writing that has a story, characters, conflict, and other essential parts of a story. Narrative writing is often synonymous with a story. And this differs greatly compared to other forms of writing, like in textbooks and certain nonfiction books.Narrative writing allows students to express their stories creatively. - To help students clarify their thinking, and teach them to express that in writing in an organized way. - To help them search for identity. Narrative writing helps them explore different characters and settings.