Writing Developing the First Draft
You can begin a story in many different ways. You can start out with a conversation, have a character do something, or describe the setting. However you begin, make the start realistic and interesting.
Start Your Story 🟪 Here are five ways to begin a story.
Begin with action or dialogue:
“Evelyn, don’t go near the lake alone!” Mom called out.
Ask a question:
What do you get when you combine a rambunctious kid, a tired mom, a fidgety dog, and a reasonable 5th grader in a boat?
Describe the setting:
It was around noon in the middle of fall. Tall trees with yellow and orange leaves were towering over the lake, along with green pine trees.
Begin with background information:
One windy fall day, Mom, Mia, Evelyn, and their family dog, Maya, were moving into the lake house that they bought.