Learn about leads, hooks, and grabbers.

What are leads, hooks, and grabbers?

Leads, Hooks, and Grabbers are all synonyms. It what makes you want to read the article, book, ect. It catches your attention and is the introduction explaining the main topic. These 3 very important things provide statistics, anecdote, and or a fact.

Where do they go and what are types of leads, hooks, and grabbers that i can use?

Leads, hooks, and grabbers go in the beginning because they are an introduction. If you are writing an informational essay then you can use a fact, statistics, and or maybe an anecdote. If you are writing a narrator essay then it is good to use questions, action, snapshot (setting), dialogue, character hook, puzzle, 3 strong words, predicament/ situation, new twist, figurative language, and a song/poem.

Questions & Answers

What's an anecdote?

An anecdote is a short story. It has to be true because you can only use it for a informational essay.

How do you write one?

It's really up to you. It could be an everyday thing or it could be something that happened days, weeks, months, or even years ago. An easy way is to start with who, what, when, where, and why. It is good to use sensory details so the reader gets more of an understanding and can really get a clear image in their mind.

What's a new twist?

It is simply just writing something different and unusual.

Do we have to use a lead, hook, or grabber for each paragraph?

No, you only have to use one in the very beginning. In the beginning of each paragraph you can use a transitional word.

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