Start your book right. Author Morgan S. Hazelwood gives pointers on how to make the first sentence of a novel do a lot…
“The title of this sounds pretty lofty, doesn’t it? For those of you who don’t have a finished manuscript, though, this might not be so useful. Write your novel, edit it, then see if you can cut the first chapter. Don’t count the writing as a waste, YOU needed to know what was going on so you could write the rest of the book. Then, it’s time to tweak that 1st line.
The first line of a novel has a lot of work to do…” ~ Morgan S. Hazelwood
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