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Guest Post: Novel Beginnings

Today we have a Guest Post from novelist, Mary Smith, who suggests some ways around the difficulties involved when beginning a novel and includes some helpful examples. Journalist and writer Mary Smith is the author of No More Mulberries, a … Continue reading

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Doors to Worlds

‘First sentences are doors to worlds” (Ursula Le Guin) Problem: Is there a best or most useful way to start? I’m not really sure what makes a good beginning. In a previous post (Mighty Things), we looked at some of … Continue reading

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Mighty Things (Possibly, Maybe)

Problem: My story seems to be going off course. Are there things I need to include at the beginning of my story for the rest of it to work? What sorts of things? In the last post I came up … Continue reading

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