Writing Leads By: Celeste Gledhill
What is a lead? A lead is the beginning of your story.
A good lead catches the reader’s attention, making them want to read on. It also makes the writer want to write more.
Different Types of Leads • Question Lead • Set-up Lead • Talking Lead • Snapshot Lead
Question Lead Draw your reader in with a question.
Set-Up Lead Set up the action for the entire story in a few sentences.
Talking Lead Start with a line or two of dialogue.
Snapshot Lead Create a picture of the setting or a character in the reader’s mind.