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The Opening Can Make or Break a Book
A publisher describes his expectations to an author. He explains that in a successful story opener the author would describe the main character, set the scene, make it exciting and most of all make the audience want to read on. This clip has subtitles available in Flash.
Useful as an introduction to writing stories and as an exercise - challenge children to re-write the authors opening to his story using the advice of the publisher, then highlight part of children's own stories that follow the advice of the publisher.
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