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Judith Evicci, Technical, Creative Nonfiction and Content Writer

Beginning a Story

The most important line you write is the first line.

First Sentences or Paragraph

Beginnings and Opening Sentences:

First task is to hook the reader. People love a mystery or ambiguity.

Great opening story lines, actions, teasers, attitude, story frames, or prologues grab the reader, and keep them reading.

Example:
Tonight, perhaps for the first time, I have the power over life and death.

Avoid dull exposition “telling” at the beginning. Act first – explain later.

“I am a lot more interested in what is going to happen than in what has happened.” Stephen King

 


 

 

Each first Page is a new beginning.

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