Chapter 3Six-Step Process

I’ve never been convinced that experience is linear, circular, or even random. It just is. I try to put it in some kind of order to extract meaning from it, to bring meaning to it.

—Toni Cade Bambara, Black Women Writers at Work

Here’s where style meets function. TMAY’s six-step storyboarding process will help you marry your situation-specific self-knowledge with the content development skills you need to create powerful introductions for any number of situations.

Use your sticky notes to keep track of your ideas (use a different color for each step). Eventually, you’ll transfer them over to your storyboard. Be sure to use bullet points and phrases instead of writing in complete sentences.

You’ll want to think of your ...

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