Leading off

Leads to are the first thing that the reader reads, and it is where you grab their attention and focus it on what the story is about. What I thought would be super easy, writing one sentence about a whole story turned out quite difficult. First you must incorporate the necessary information of the story, and second you must make it interesting. I had trouble on the leads and it was mostly due to lack of preparation. i should have gone over it a couple of more times and I believe i could have done a much better job. I have seen many good leads, but one that stood out to me from CNN was,

” It was after the robotic hummingbird flew around the auditorium — and after a speaker talked about the hypersonic plane that could fly from New York to the West Coast in 11 minutes — that things got really edgy.”

This quote was from http://www.cnn.com/2012/03/04/opinion/ted-kumar-flying-robots/index.html?hpt=hp_t3 it was about technology and the lead was not only eye appealing it, made sense in connection to the story. As i went back over my leads i turned in every time i look at them i see another what i can tweak them or change them to sound and look better. the key is to know when enough is enough.

 

 

Andrew H.

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