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SL How to Start a Story: What Good Openings Have in Common

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Higher Education
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Download a free lesson that will help you explore one element of good writing: the tension in openings. This curriculum delves into how other stories capture the readers' attention and then offers a writing exercise for you to try out what you've learned. And finally, you can work with all the elements of the beginning of a story to build your own tension-filled opening.

"SL How to Start a Story: What Good Openings Have in Common" also works great with critique groups. If you would like an answer key for this lesson, you can find it at "SL How to Write Better Fiction - Answer Key."

COPYRIGHT NOTICE: “SL How to Start a Story: What Good Openings Have in Common” is copyrighted ©2018 by S. Kay Seifert. Parents and teachers may reproduce worksheets from this Simple Literature product for personal use in public, private, or home-school classrooms. No part of this manuscript and curricula may be included in printed, Web, digital, or any form of print, Web, digital, cloud, or electronic curricula, or distributed, personally, electronically, via the cloud, or commercially without the express written permission of S. Kay Seifert. All rights reserved. First printing, 2018.

Total Pages
5 pages
Answer Key
Not Included
Teaching Duration
55 minutes
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