"Gardens...should be like lovely, well-shaped girls: all curves, secret corners, unexpected deviations, seductive surprises and then still more curves."
So I am tackling the MAJOR revision of a novel I tucked away a few years ago…and this weekend I am determined to write a new Chapter One.
In light of the fact that I hate writing story openings, I thought I’d get a few opinions before diving in.
What do you most like to see in a story’s opening? If you pick up a book in Border’s, what will keep you reading past the first sentence? Better yet, what will make you carry that book to the check-out line because you absolutely must find out what happens next?
What is the best story opening you’ve ever read?
I’m waiting on your help here…
May even go outside and do a little gardening to get the creative juices flowing…