Walking Away

Walking Away

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Week Three

Great start this week. We had to think about our favourite first lines in novels and then write five of our own. Mine were 

 1) I think my baby is dying I tell the nurse, she shrugs too busy, too tired, to act on my words.
2) I know I’m barking up the wrong tree but that doesn’t stop me.
3) You’re dead I tell my friend I went to your funeral last week.
4) Ouch that hurt!
5) He laughed so much that I thought he would implode with mirth.

I wrote a story about the first one then decided to go with the last one.The story is in its first draft and I want to expand it but not sure how to. I'm hoping to get ideas from the others on the course.I'm enjoying this course so much.  

1 comment:

  1. Extremely important to have an arresting first line. Mine in 'Those Tigers' was commented on by the judges ... 'It was on the Friday when Jean first saw the fishing net on the ceiling.'

    I would like to see someone 'implode with mirth' ... I'm sure you will work out how to expand the idea.



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