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  1. 1. Writing Leads By: Celeste Gledhill
  2. 2. What is a lead? A lead is the beginning of your story.
  3. 3. A good lead catches the reader’s attention, making them want to read on. It also makes the writer want to write more.
  4. 4. Different Types of Leads <ul><li>Question Lead </li></ul><ul><li>Set-up Lead </li></ul><ul><li>Talking Lead </li></ul><ul><li>Snapshot Lead </li></ul>
  5. 5. Question Lead Draw your reader in with a question.
  6. 10. Set up the action for the entire story in a few sentences. Set-Up Lead
  7. 13. Talking Lead Start with a line or two of dialogue.
  8. 18. Create a picture of the setting or a character in the reader’s mind. Snapshot Lead