They knew just how much I loved animals and the chimps there were always my favourites.
You should aim to hook the reader into the story with the 'plot hook'. She must have had bad dreams and climbed in with our mother. Like all texts, stories also have their own basic 'recipe' called 'genre conventions'. Be clear about the distance in time and use the same tense throughout your writing.
Using the same tense It is easiest to write in past tense, describing events as if they happened a few days, weeks or years ago. The hook comes in the final sentence. Second person uses 'you'. However, some fiction texts, such as gamebooks choose your own adventure use this perspective. A convincing close Aim to finish your writing in a convincing way, providing a realistic and believable ending to the narrative.
It was my birthday, too. Task Have a look at the three extracts below. Of course, she did. Plot hook The 'plot hook' in this example is 'What could possibly go wrong?