Lessons from Writing – 1

Don’t get too attached to your first sentence, paragraph, chapter. In all likelihood, you’ll end up moving it later in the story or deleting it. This is especially true if you think the first chapter is particularly clever or smart.

A corollary: there is an inverse relationship between how attached you are to your first chapter with the appropriateness of it actually being there.

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~ by Samer on March 4, 2008.

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