Sunday, 1 March 2015

CULTURE & ENTERTAINMENT: Best First Sentences



Photo via Gawker.


"In a 2013 interview with Joe Fassler, horror fiction maestro Stephen King reflected on the magnitude of a novel's introductory sentence. "An opening line should invite the reader to begin the story," he said. "It should say: Listen. Come in here. You want to know about this." The first sentence sets the stage—however long or short the text—and hints at the "narrative vehicle" by which the writer will propel the book forward." Read full article in Gawker Review of Books (yes, Gawker Review of Books, go figure!). E.T.P. 4'


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