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Ten Key Steps In Writing Your Novel #1

Ten Key Steps In Writing Your Novel #1

TEN KEY STEPS IN WRITING YOUR NOVEL Opening Page and Paragraph We are all familiar with famous opening lines and first pages of famous novels. Well, lets see how many we do know. What book begins….. a. Call me Ishmael. b. In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I’ve been turning over in my mind ever since. c. If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you’ll probably want to know is where I was born, and what my lousy childhood was like, and how my parents were occupied and all before they had me, and all that David Copperfield kind of crap, but I don’t feel like going into it. d. Scarlett O’Hara was not beautiful, but men seldom realized it when caught by her charm as the Tarleton Twins were. e. When he finished packing, he walked out . . .

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