I scanned in some introductions from a couple of books as examples of narrative beginnings. We looked at them as a class, and then I sent 2 of the targeted students to write their example on the computer. I had done this the previous day as well, but interestingly enough it worked better the second day, as these 2 students were keen to be on the computer. They did not write much but they were much more enthusiastic. I live in hope.