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Episode 193: First Lines

Amy Creative Journey | Featured | Podcast | Writing
index card drawing in process. 61/61
index card drawing in process. 61/61

Talking about first lines, blank pages, titles, first words, the creative process, and more.  This one is for writers and non-writers and artists of all varieties.

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4 thoughts on “Episode 193: First Lines

  1. I often think that people don’t use all the good words that exist. I do this as well, but when I notice, I try to choose a more precise words. ‘Thing’ is a good example. I will default to ‘thing’ rather than choosing the correct, or more precise, word.

    I found _People of the Book_ to be really beautifully written. The description were lush and beautiful.

    “To say that I met Nicholas Brisbane over my husband’s dead body is not entirely accurate.” This is a first line I really like and think is really good. It is not from a profound book. It is from a well written book, but not a classic. I have read it several times and own on Kindle, on audio and in print. The first line can lead the story in so many different ways and until the reader goes on with the story, s/he just doesn’t know.

    1. I haven’t read People of the Book or Silent in the Grave, Jaye. Love seeing your specific references, and I agree about word specificity. There are so many great choice we have available!

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