What are some creative ways with which to begin a personal narrative? I'm writing a coming of age, personal narrative in literature. My topic is about making it through my first day in high school...

What are some creative ways with which to begin a personal narrative?

I'm writing a coming of age, personal narrative in literature. My topic is about making it through my first day in high school and realizing it's not what i expected. I have all my major points but need to make the introduction more captivating. Please help.

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I would suggest considering different types of leads to introduce your personal narrative.  Leads are meant to hook your reader and get them interested in your writing.

One type of lead would be a question.  Asking a question at the beginning of a piece gets the reader thinking about the connection they can make to your writing.  For example, you might ask: How many people have started their first day of high school with a dream of the future in their heads? Right away, your reader is thinking about their connection to this high school memory and they begin to...

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