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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.

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