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by Colonel Travis
March 17th, 2010, 9:27 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Action, anyone?
Replies: 23
Views: 4417

Re: Action, anyone?

My all-time favorite opening is from Middlemarch , and it breaks every rule. The first paragraph is two pages long, all exposition, and absolutely jack $#!t happens until chapter, I don't know, 19 or 20? I'm exaggerating but not by much. Because Eliot is one of the most incredible writers in the his...
by Colonel Travis
March 17th, 2010, 3:00 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Nonfiction
Replies: 33
Views: 12099

Re: Nonfiction

Blondie, I was in journalism for a while, had a nice career, then got sick of it and decided to write on my own. I'm writing fiction for the first time and it's been a struggle. Going in I thought I knew a lot about writing, and I did, somewhat, but I didn't know squat about storytelling. Since the ...