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Stephen King on First lines

Read: Stephen King on first lines  here: http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2013/07/why-stephen-king-spends-months-and-even-years-writing-opening-sentences/278043/

It's Been Too Long . . .

See title. Yeah. It’s been way too long. What happened to my promise to write something everyday? Homework. That’s what happened. Yup. I bet it’ll get even worse next year, but I might as well complain now, right? 262 more words

What are the best first lines in fiction?

Novelists say they must write snappier first lines in order to grip today’s distracted readers. But the classics can teach us a thing or two about arresting openings, says John Walsh… 447 more words



In the beginning . . .

I tell my journalism students that all good writing begins the same way.

Three cups of strong coffee, sometimes four. 965 more words

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First Lines

1. When I meet someone new, I like to shake both hands, just to be on the safe side.

2. Her question oozed with sarcasm like cold oatmeal from a toddler’s fist. 48 more words

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Popular Books' Last Lines

Last week I talked about a book’s first lines. This week I want to look at those same books’ last lines. The last lines of a book are just as important because it is the one that haunts you hours after you put the book down. 279 more words