Writing Tips - Once Upon a TimeWithout exception, the most important line in your fiction prose is the first one. In many times it determines whether or not your writing gets a chance at all. As such, it should be the last new thing that you write. Once you finish writing your entire novel, then you go back and add the appropriate first sentence. Not only does this help you avoid Blank Page Syndrome, but doing it after everything else allows you to create a very poignant opening line (although you can start out with a proto-first line). Everything else I am going to tell you today, every piece of advice, can and has been broken in the past. Writing opening lines is an art, not a science. And let's start with one that I am currently trying to fixMore Like This
Never start out with "my name is"
The most famous rule breaker: Moby Dick. Let me tell you why this is a bad idea. It's really easy to explain, actually. "My name is Jim." I don't care. "You can call me Sarah." I don't care. "They call me Boogalogadoodoo." I don't fuc