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Opening Sentences

Current Reads: The House of the Spirits by Isabelle Allende (for class)                         Magic for Beginners by Kelly Link (for class)                         After the King edited by Martin H. Greenberg                         Walking with Frodo by Sarah Arthur Current Writing Projects: SOMEDAY , first novel in a quartet about a young wizard named Merlin (no, not that Merlin)                                      "My Friend the Fish," a short story for class in imitation of Kelly Link, mentioned above                                      Various other short stories, some class assignments and some not This Week's Writing Thoughts and Advice: Since I am in a really great writing workshop this semester, I will probably channel a lot of that advice into this blog for the foreseeable future. This week we discussed opening sentences in stories. They have a lot of power, or at least they should. Your first sentence should immediately hook your reader into t