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Title: Great Beginnings

Great Beginnings
  • You can begin your personal narrative with one
    character speaking, or dialogue.
  • Wheres Papa going with that ax? said Fern to
    her mother as they were setting the table for
  • Out to the hoghouse, replied Mrs. Arable.
    Some pigs were born last night.
  • I dont see why he needs an ax, continued
    Fern, who was only eight.

  • An exciting way to begin your personal narrative
    is with action. Get your readers on the edge of
    their seats from the beginning.
  • Here is Edward Bear, coming downstairs now,
    bump, bump, bump, on the back of his head, behind
    Christopher Robin. It is, as far as he knows, the
    only was of coming downstairs, but sometimes he
    feels that there really is another way, if only
    he could stop bumping for a moment and think of

  • One option is to begin your personal narrative
    with a vivid description that creates an image in
    the readers mind.
  • Harry Potter was a highly unusual boy in many
    ways. For one thing, he hated the summer holidays
    more than any other time of year. For another, he
    really wanted to do his homework, but was forced
    to do it in secret, in the dead of night. And he
    also happened to be a wizard.
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