Narrative Tense and POV


I Am a Vampire

In this lesson, you will write a scene about a vampire, from a 1st person point of view.

You can write it from either:

Study the example below. (Notice the use of the 1st person pronoun, "I").


I waited for her in the dimly-lit alleyway behind her house. I knew she'd be coming home this way. It must have been close to midnight when I finally heard her footsteps.

As she paused at her back door, fumbling in her purse for her keys, I grabbed her from behind, and I sank my fangs into her soft neck. Her blood tasted delicious.

She was too startled to scream. Her body stiffened, then slowly she went limp in my arms. I picked her up and carried her inside.


Instructions for the Quiz

  1. Write a scene about a vampire.
    • Use 1st person POV.
    • Minimum word count: 100 words
  2. Grading rubric / checklist:
    • Did you write a 1st person narrative?
    • Did you write at least 100 words?
    • Did you divide those words into at least two paragraphs?
    • Are you following the conventions of writing?
      • Capitalization
      • Punctuation
      • Possessives
      • Contractions