For a change, I want everyone to flex their creative muscle. I want you to practice writing an opening scene to a narrative. Narrative writing is very different than academic writing.
In writing, I want you to make a few choices:
What is the point of view?
What is the setting?
Which character do I need to introduce?
You may wish to write a few brief bits of dialogue, but really what I am desiring is a descriptive scene.
I want everyone to write one paragraph finishing this phrase: "It was a dark and stormy night..." This paragraph can be about whatever you want as long as it is appropriate. Before you write: Read about the history of the phrase here.
To enhance your writing, use active verbs, figurative language (similes, metaphors, hyperbole, etc.), and rich adjectives.
Good luck, young publishing writers!!!!!