Sunday, January 19, 2014

Sunday Story - first lines and false starts

First lines are very important - or this is one of the 'rules' we're told when we start writing.

I opened a book to start tonight and burst out laughing. The first line is:


That's it. The first line. Made me laugh! When you're good, you can break the rules.

And on a different note, I'm writing a gazillion false starts at the moment. RWA's short story contest closes soon, and I've always put in a story. The theme is moonstone, and this year I have seven false starts and no story.

Looks like it may be a year without a Little Gem...and moonstones are lovely, I'd so like to have something to contribute. No even the beach is inspiring me this time.

I must have other stories than need finishing *sigh*


  1. "So."
    I like it!
    I hope one of the 7 starts turns into something amazing for you in time to enter the Little Gems. Good luck!

    1. Hi Anita,
      I hope something happens about the Little Gems but I'm not holding my breath. I'm cutting it too fine now I think.

      Thanks for stopping by.

      Cate xo