Your narrative needs to have a strong beginning, middle, and ending.

Did you choose one of the 3 ways to grab your reader’s attention? (beginning)

  1. Start with interesting details.
  2. Use sensory details to grab the reader’s attention.
  3. Begin with a person speaking.

Is your middle well organized? Use time transition words to link ideas together in time order.

  • before, during, finally, while, suddenly, when, immediately, next, afterward, soon, later, until, then, after, as soon as

Does your ending work well?

  • Don’t leave unanswered questions in your narrative. Give your reader a satisfying ending.

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