Writing Tip — 16

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When it comes to writing your book the opening sentence is the most important thing you will write. That sentence needs to hook the reader and reel them in. It needs to make them WANT to continue reading to find out what is happening or will happen.

That opening sentence should set the reader to wondering and have them continue reading to learn the answers.

Finding the opening sentence can be a royal pain in the rear. With it, you introduce the main character, set the tone of the story, and the setting. The sentence can be short or long, but don’t overdo it. Don’t stress out if you don’t get it right the first time.  Once you finish the first draft of your story, you will have plenty of time to go back and work on the opening.

About Anna Dobritt

Anna Dobritt is an independent eBook author and an indie publisher of RPG PDFs and fantasy maps through Cartography Unlimited for RPGs. She loves to read and write, and lives in Michigan. Anna enjoys watching Dr. Who, both the classic episodes from the 1960s-1980s and the current episodes. Anna has three trilogies in the queue: Ravynwyng Chronicles Universe – Volume 1: The Beginning has been released, and Volume 2: Discovery, is going through the editing and revision process, with plans to self-publish in 2016. Volume 3: Truth is currently being written. Two other trilogies are The Archivist — Lenara Lenquil Adventures, and the Guardian Blades Trilogy. Anna has self-published Volume 1 of the Ravynwyng Chronicles Universe titled The Beginning; three short stories: The Hunter, First Raven, Raven Voice; a novelette titled Raven Flight, and a collection of short fiction titled Whispers from Within. Where the imagination soars on glowing wings! May the words ever flow!
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2 Responses to Writing Tip — 16

  1. Reblogged this on Don Massenzio's Blog and commented:
    I guess I’ll change my opening sentence from ‘It was a dark and stormy night’ based on Anna’s latest tip.

  2. Pingback: Friday Roundup -25th March | Stevie Turner, Indie Author.

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