Helen (heleninwales) wrote,

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Someone who feels like me about those clever first lines

Via jongibbs this blog post by Nathan Bransford.

I gave up a while ago on those agents blogs that invited people to post openings for comment. So often all the praise went to those snappy openings that are, admittedly, clever, but tend to leave you thinking about the first line and how clever it is rather than leading you into the rest of the story.

Of course it's a matter of taste, but I'm happy with a less flashy opening sentence if it leads into something intriguing.
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