The Power Of A Great Opening

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The importance of those first few lines…

sisterhood of suspense

LipsPage magic, lips pressing down on hers. Kate’s eyes fluttered open and she found herself looking into soft, brown eyes that were liquid pools of concern. Kind eyes. Without thinking her arms went up around his neck and she found herself responding to him. Applause burst out from the bystanders around her

Opening from: Amsden, Pat, Lost In Vegas.

http://www.amazon.com/Lost-In-Vegas-Pat-Amsden-ebook/dp/B00CYZICQ8

Hopefully that makes you want to read further. In a short presentation  on writing best selling novels earlier this year, Phyllis Smallman said, “great writers are great readers.” We all nodded sagely. Then she clarified. You not only have to love reading but you have to read to learn how others write.”

Oh.

She suggested going to the nearest library and reading the first paragraph from best selling novels. I’d like to think the above example from Lost In Vegas works. It has at various times made it into the…

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