A narrative essay is a type of assignment that basically serves to tell a story.
The introductory paragraph of a narrative essay can have a very important impact on your audience, so it’s essential for you to understand the most important elements that comprise the opening of a great narrative essay.
My eyes were red and burning as blood slowly ran down my forehead.
My cramped and trembling fingers hovered over the keyboard like it was a Ouija board. But, with any luck, that beginning has motivated you to read the rest of this blog post. It can be difficult to keep your audience reading–because, let’s face it, most of us have short attention spans. It’s the difference between pulling your reader into your writing and losing them to other distractions.
Use a quote from it to eloquently connect your reader to your narrative.
No matter whether it’s funny or moving, starting your essay, right off the bat, with an intriguing anecdote from your story can be a great way to raise questions in your reader that keep them reading until the end. If you have more of a direct style, instead of writing an anecdote meant to stir up questions in your reader, you may choose to just present them with a question.
First sentence: Your first sentence should always hook the reader in some way. If you’re stuck just go right on ahead and start your intro.
You may find that your second or third sentence might make for a better first sentence.
They will give you honest, constructive feedback on how hooked they felt after reading your introduction.
Until then, explore the rest of the Kibin blog for stimulating content that nurtures the mind instead of turning it into mush.