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Using Writing Techniques

Writing techniques can be used to add interest to your style. Try a technique or two each time you write.

Anecdote 🟪 An anecdote is a brief story used to make a point. Here’s an anecdote that student writer Devon Johnson included in one of his essays.

You’ve got to stay positive. One day, I made a snowman in my backyard. During the night, somebody knocked it down. I was really mad, but my big brother said, “Let’s make it better.” We went out and shaped that fallen-down snowman into the long body of a dragon. A snow dragon! We made him a neck and head and wings and even sprayed water and green food color to make his scales. That night I saw some kids out there. I was going to chase them off, but they were taking pictures!

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