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The All-Important Story Opening

Jul 24, 2020

presented by Michelle Bassett Bruce

Deciding where to start your story is one of the most important and challenging decisions you must make as a writer. Many readers, including editors and agents, determine within the first few sentences if your story is worth their valuable time. As a writer, your goal is to keep them reading.

Together, we will explore what makes a good (or bad) opening sentence.

Michelle's love affair with speculative fiction began between the pages of a hand-me-down copy of Frank Herbert's Dune. Currently, she is seeking representation for Minstrel's daughter, an adult epic fantasy novel. Her 2020 goal: To write short fiction ... and learn to tell a compelling story in less than 100,000 words.

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