Tuesday, July 17, 2012

3T Writing Tidbit

I've been published since 2009 but I've been writing for a lot longer. Over the years I've accumulated various items of wisdom from all over. Third Tuesday Writing Tidbit will showcase these items one at a time in no particular order.

Starting the novel.

Beginnings aren't a strong point of mine. So I'll just give you one of Dwight V. Swain's recommendations, one of five from Techniques of the Selling Writer. --Start with a threat to the heroine's self-concept.

Example (from Franz Kafka's Metamorphosis): "One morning, when Gregor Samsa woke from troubled dreams, he found himself transformed in his bed into a horrible vermin."

That gets you going, doesn't it?

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