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Friday 01/02/19 - A Start to a Story

Start There are many articles out there on the Interwebs about writing, but I did read an interesting article in the Guardian about writing Flash Fiction. I'll share
the main points. 

They were:

  1. Start in the middle.
  2. Don't use too many characters.
  3. Make sure that the ending isn't at the end.
  4. Sweat your title.
  5. Make your last line ring like a bell.
  6. Write long, then go short.

I particularly like the first one, as I often try to add too much back story, gradually building the pace. That's fine in a novel, but doesn't fit well within a constraint of 1000 words. This week I'll give you a choice of starting lines, but remember to try to hit the ground running. Pick a random line. 1000 words. Due next Friday, February 8. Noonish EST.

  1. "Do you ever think we should just stop doing this?"
  2. Detroit had been without aliens for years.
  3. "If you leave now, you get nothing."
  4. With sadness, she realised they needed some time apart.
  5. I have two things on my mind: rice and zombies.
  6. "You were meant to be watching him!"



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Joyce Juzwik

Here's Head Start.


I tried this one three times. The first turned to smut. The second I didn't get very far with it before I hated it. And finally, this one:

Mike Young

Here's mine - just in time. I liked this effort, it went easier than last week's.

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