The First Words

The First Words

By Rory C. Keel

The first words on the page are often the most difficult to write. The number one problem is usually deciding the first word. And many times the first word may be the only word you write for the day.

Motion and Promise

One quality of a good novel or story is the feeling of motion in the opening. The paragraph should offer a promise that your story has life and will stir the reader forward

The very first lines should pull the reader into the story. By the end of the first page the reader should be caught up in story and carried forward.

If the beginning of a story is difficult for you, just begin writing your story and somewhere around fifteen to twenty pages the true opening will appear.


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