Complete another lead for your realistic fiction story. Make sure you work to include dialogue, small actions that will matter to the story, and tension (positive or negative). Below are some techniques for crafting leads that you can use. Your second lead is due on Friday, 10/28.
Techniques for Crafting Leads
- Sometimes stories begin not with a big action but with a small action, which can be against the backdrop of the setting, like when the narrator climbs the tall steps to Ashley’s house.
- Some stories begin by conveying a mood, and only afterward does the sequence of actions begin.
- Sometimes the time and place are revealed slowly, bit by bit, as the character sees or moves into the setting.
- Some stories foreshadow a central theme or idea including a telling image, piece of dialogue, or action.