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Skin: Learning Resource by Film Education

Comparing Openings

Sandra peering round a door

What do you feel makes a good opening to a story?  Think about films or books you have enjoyed and consider how they may have gripped you from the first moment or word. 

What sorts of questions did they raise that you wanted answering? 

What clues did they contain about the main characters?

If you re-read or re-viewed these starts again – what seemingly innocent details actually proved very significant later on? 

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