Do you want to expand your writing skills and develop great openings? Try these exercises:
- Examine the first three paragraphs often published novels. Is there a narrative hook? What is it? What does it make you wonder about in terms of the story?
- Apropos of nothing, write ten simply gripping opening sentences.
- Expand these opening sentences into whole paragraphs. See what you “discover” about the characters and the story. Store these away for possible future use as novel idea sparkers.
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