Step 3: Write Your Introduction
Remember, a good story has an interesting introduction. An introduction should have a hook and clearly introduce:
Use one of the effective hook techniques to grab the reader’s attention:
- Start in the middle of action- "Water filled my mouth and nose as I crashed spectacularly off my surfboard."
- Use onomatopoeia - "Whoosh! We were off on the adventure of a lifetime!"
- Create Suspense- "Suddenly and unexpectedly there was a loud knock on the door."
- Use imagery to set the scene -"My heart pounded in my chest and my sweaty hands gripped the safety bar as the rickety roller coaster slowly crept up the rusty track."
- Use one word- "Relief. I was flooded with relief when the front door finally opened."
- Dialogue- "What do you think you are doing young man?" whispered my father sternly as I tried to stealthily creep back into the house after my curfew.