Creative Non-Fiction Tip: Start Your Article with a Story

When I was a kid, most of my classmates started their essays with a quote. I never did that, until one day, I couldn’t think of an introduction, so I decided to create my own quote, and I attributed it to my initials. I was hoping that one of my teachers would get it that I invented the quote, but I don’t know if any of them did.

Finding innovative means to open an article challenges the writer to think and go be creative. Why don’t you try opening with a story? A story will nuance your article into your particular experience, and it is also a great hook because people love hearing stories.

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