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First Mistakes: A Guide For Smashwords Fiction Writers

26 pages16 minutes


The most important sentence in any story is the very first one, and yet it is commonly neglected by novice writers. This simple advice guide uses real examples from works already published on Smashwords and examines some of the various tricks a writer can use with an opening sentence and also some of the common errors that can start turning the reader against your story before you've even got started.

It demonstrates the importance of the opening line and how it can be used to create atmosphere, character and the vital 'hook' that captures the reader's interest.

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