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06.02.2015 13:39    Comments: 0    Categories: Writing Beginnings      Tags: elinor glyn  system of writing  beginnings  
Do Not Keep the Reader Waiting. A story may be begun expositorily, by giving the main traits of the chief character or characters by description of place, person or persons, by narrative ...
 
11.03.2013 05:19    Comments: 0    Categories: Writing Beginnings      Tags: rocky cole  begin a story  technique  stephenie meyer  twilight  
Beginning stories and novels is always a challenge. Most beginnings are discarded eventually. Often, these ignoble starts bear no resemblance to the final product.
 
21.12.2012 01:43    Comments: 0    Categories: Fiction Writing  Writing Beginnings  Writing Craft  Writing Hooks      Tags: lucia zimmitti  hook  reader  first sentence  write  beginnings  
Let's face it: when you send your writing off in the hopes it will be published, every word is important. You wouldn't give yourself permission to get sloppy after page 37 ...
 
09.12.2012 19:07    Comments: 0    Categories: Writing Beginnings  Fiction Writing  Writing Craft      Tags: rita marie keller  beginnings  
Just about everyone is familiar with this beginning: “In the beginning God created the heavens and earth. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was upon the face of the deep . . .”
 
08.07.2011 14:43    Comments: 0    Categories: Fiction Elements  Fiction Writing  Writing Beginnings  Writing Craft  Writing Tips      Tags: beginnings  opening paragraph  workshop  
It's usually best to start at the beginning, so let's take a look at opening paragraphs first. This is unequivocally the most important paragraph in your composition.
 
06.07.2011 17:39    Comments: 0    Categories: Fiction Elements  Fiction Writing  Writing Craft  Writing Beginnings  Writing Tips      Tags: writing beginnings  writing first lines  
The following are first lines - from some of my most loved novels:
 
06.07.2011 17:26    Comments: 0    Categories: Fiction Elements  Fiction Writing  Writing Beginnings  Writing Craft  Writing Middles  Writing Endings  Writing Tips      Tags: dull beginning  sagging middles  lame endings  
Dull, sagging and lame. Who would want a life like that? Who would want to be like that?
 
06.07.2011 14:58    Comments: 0    Categories: Fiction Elements  Fiction Writing  Writing Beginnings  Writing Craft  Writing Tips      Tags: lori foster  writing beginnings  writing  beginnings  
The last thing Maxwell Hamilton had planned to do on his wedding night was make love to his wife. Yes, a great beginning. And in my opinion, very descriptive of the tone and overall theme...
 
06.07.2011 14:46    Comments: 0    Categories: Fiction Elements  Fiction Writing  Writing Beginnings  Writing Middles  Writing Endings  Writing Tips      Tags: beginnings  middles  endings  writing  vicki hinze  
Beginnings. Just like every chapter and scene within a novel has a beginning, a middle, and an and end, so does the entire novel.
 
06.07.2011 14:30    Comments: 0    Categories: Fiction Elements  Fiction Writing  Writing Craft  Writing Tips  Writing Beginnings      Tags: writing biginnings  reader  the first page  liz fielding  
A great opening to a romance sets up questions in the reader's mind; questions that only the writer can answer.
 


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