Of course, it is rare that the best thing I did for my writing is fumbling about on Twitter --but that is just what happened today!
I happened upon a insightful piece written on the very topic that had been troubling me since I started my newest project last night: a "killer" opener.
I really encourage any and all writers to read this article that offers not just one but seven different paths to a perfect line.
I'm so happy with my beginning that I think I could burst right now, but that phase will surely pass as I find more interesting things to love about this project.
Since I've offered so little information about the project, I suppose I owe you a few teasers...
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Romantic short story (3500-12,000 words) with a writing or publishing theme.
~ Reid is the title bibliophile ~ His world collides with that of a small business owner ~
~ Both of their names prompt some English thoughts ~ My cliche bookworm is well-written ~
~ I intend to use at least 10,000 of my allotted words to tell this story. ~
~ I, myself, am a bibliophile in much the same sense Reid is (you'll have to see on that one, dears!).
~ As a reader, I'm definitely an omnivore --I will consume almost anything! This become important when I write
because I will frequently reflect back on things I've read, parallel some of the structure, or mention
something I enjoyed reading. "The Thing With Fins" (which you can read here) is actually a great example of
this because the title reflects back onto a relatively famous poem by Emily Dickinson
In addition, I shall share one or two of the things I love most about books.
No matter how brilliant the book, it never judges the reader.
It never withdraws from the heat of an earnest hand and it never pulls away from the lonely heart.