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by daringnovelist
May 2nd, 2010, 8:06 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Share your opening sentence!
Replies: 236
Views: 41326

Re: Share your opening sentence!

Oh, there are so many good ones in this thread. Even browsing only eight or nine pages, I am impressed. I think my favorite right now is: "If I was physically capable of suffering a headache, I'd be in the midst of a terrible one right now." It's vivid and also makes me want to know why the characte...
by daringnovelist
May 2nd, 2010, 7:55 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Narrative or Dialogue based story?
Replies: 6
Views: 1267

Re: Narrative or Dialogue based story?

I wrote screenplays for a while (and read them as a first reader), and I found that when I first came back to fiction, I did find it a challenge to flesh out my writing - but eventually I got back into the swing of it and my fiction voice returned. What got me back was realizing that I could (and mu...
by daringnovelist
May 2nd, 2010, 7:49 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Time to Fess Up - How Long Is It Taking You?
Replies: 48
Views: 11677

Re: Time to Fess Up - How Long Is It Taking You?

I wrote a book that took me two months. (But had lots of rewriting to do later.) But most of the time, I have to spend months cogitating and making false starts. Then a few months writing a first draft, and then months more rewriting. The current book, though, was years in thinking, and now the writ...