Posted March 25, 2010on:
I love reading books devoted to improving our mastery of the craft. King’s On Writing, Maass’ The Fire in Fiction… every time I read advice from a seasoned veteran, I’m inspired to greater things that are (I hope) evident in my writing.
I’m just finishing Hooked, by Les Edgerton. It’s a book devoted to writing great beginnings. And… inspired by Elisabeth Black’s love-scene-in-one-paragraph invitation this week, I thought it would be fun to try our hand at openings.
Post your opening scenes here, feel free to comment on the ones others post. Let’s have some fun with this! I’ll send the author of the best one an e-copy of Hooked. To help me decide ‘best’, I’ll be looking at the comments from others, so don’t be bashful about stating which opening scenes you like.
My new opening for Send (current WIP) is up in its own post.
What ‘master-of-the-craft’ books do you swear by? Always looking for recommendations.