Succesful narration isn't really done with a checklist. It might be good practice to try telling a story, either to someone or by writing it down. Just a simple short story or scene- it could be 'What happened to me today at work'. Your reader doesn't work where you work so you need to bring your office and the people who work in it to life. Practising with turning a world which you already know rather than a world of your imagination can really help build your skills and because you're trying to make something which is relatively mundane exciting, it forces you to think about how to captivate a reader.