BEGINNINGS FOR WRITING

1) StatementExamples:

- I had a horrible dream last night that I will never forget.

- The best thing ever happened to me today and I've never been happier.





2) QuestionExamples:

- Have you ever had a really bad dream?

- Did you ever have a day when everything went your way?





3) Quotation

Examples:

- “Dreams are a window into your soul,” the fortuneteller whispered.

- The man looked right at me and said, “I think you are the winner.”





4) Onomatopoeia

Examples:

- Pow! Bam! Kaboom! The deafening noise

echoed in my mind as I slept.

- I felt my elbow smack the side of the full can of paint and then I watched as it landed on our new carpet, Splat!





5) I wonder . . .

Examples:

- I wonder if dreams can ever become real.

- Is this really happening to me I wondered.





6) Begin with the conclusion

Examples:

- I would never have believed dreams could become real until that horrible day last Thursday.

- I still couldn't believe they had picked me, but it was true.





7) Exclamation

Examples:


- Nightmares really do come true!
- I woke up knowing this was the day we were really going to Disneyland!