• Types of compilations
Often, a subject (for example, George Orwell`s stunning and prescient fiction work, 1984) will be studied in depth through a series of narrative essays, and these narrative essays will be bound in book format and released for students or other interested parties to read and learn from. In other situations, a famous pundit or author, such as the witty and bombastic right-wing writer, P.J. O`Rourke, will compile a list of their best narrative essays and release them in book form.
• Some writers shine in this format
Certain writers really shine in the narrative essay format, and these authors may enjoy supplementing their regular fiction or non-fiction works with groupings of narrative essays. British author Martin Amis, who alternates between stinging political and cultural narratives and post-modern fiction novels, is another example of a seasoned pro that often chooses to publish compilations of narrative essays in lieu of short stories or full-length novels.
• Write your own
Anyone who enjoys writing can make their own compilation of narrative essays, simply by collecting a group of higher-quality essays and arranging them in a logical way. Actually, making your own compilation can be excellent way to chart your progress as a writer; after all, over time, people who spend a lot of time creating essays will notice that their writing becomes more polished and professional. While reading through narrative essays that are compiled chronologically, writers may get a sense of how their writing is progressing and what potential still remains for significant improvement.
Bookstores and libraries may features special sections devoted to compilations of narrative essays.