I have rewritten my opening paragraph more times than I like to admit. What about you?
When I begin a new project, story or the opening is the hardest part for me. If I can’t get off to the right start then nothing falls into place. And I’ve been struggling with a particular short story for days. I have the premise in my head but until I can find the right launch the thing will not get off the ground.
That’s why this article by Brian A Klems was especially helpful for me. In it he offered the seven different approaches to writing a killer opening line by writer and WD contributor Jacob M. Appel. I hope the article helps you too. Click on the link to read…
I stared at his lips, and listened, his voice as smooth as one of mama’s favorite crazy TV evangelists.
Now your turn!
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