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1. Openers work hard to keep you reading

2. Plot, themes, style and hooks

3. Before you start…

Memoir openers

4. Opening with a summary of the story

5. Opening with a personal statement

6. Opening by talking about the themes

7. Opening with a memory trigger

8. Opening with a dramatic point in the story

Wrapping it up

9. Checkpoint

This checkpoint piece can appear in Peer Review and Wrotevote, and be graded by a moderator.

10. See you next time