Writing Leads
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by Steve Schmaltz
| 5 Questions
Note from the author:
Schmaltz
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Choose the most effective way to write a lead (attention grabber) for a personal narrative.
Include descriptive details of small moments that create pictures in the readers’ minds.
Introduce yourself and say what you are going to write about.
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Choose the most effective way to write a lead (attention grabber) for a personal narrative.
Write, "Hi, my name is..."
Include the inner thought and emotions of the characters to hint at what the story is about.
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Choose the most effective way to write a lead (attention grabber) for a personal narrative.
Just start telling your story.
Use internal and external dialogue to show the exact words the characters are speaking and thinking.
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Choose the most effective way to write a lead (attention grabber) for a personal narrative.
Inspire empathy or emotional responses to the characters or situations.
Write a thesis statement.
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Choose the most effective way to write a lead (attention grabber) for a personal narrative.
Start telling your story from when you woke up that morning.
Create questions or situations that the reader wants to know more about.
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