>> Monday, October 12, 2009
So, agent Nathan Bransford is hosting his Third-Sort-of-Annual Stupendously Ultimate First Paragraph Challenge on his blog. (If you're entering, you should make it snappy. There's a deadline of Thursday.)
I enjoy reading these openings for a variety of reasons--seeing what people are working on, reacting to what I like or dislike (in my head), and finding Bits of Shiny (only to find an author's blog is all about Real Life--what! people blog about RL?--and so I'm left unable to comment on the shininess of writing*).
That is followed by realizing that most of my (novel) first paragraphs aren't that great. (Well. All are drafts. This may explain something.)
So now the debate--tweak an opening and participate, or just sit on the sidelines and watch? (Alas, I have no deep thoughts on openings in general or specific at this time.)
Is anyone else entering?
*Okay, it was one entry I read. I haven't finished reading. But STILL.
P.S. I know this post contained no zombies. Bear with me while we transition to the new Lair. Or you could watch Zombieland.