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Quoets for Poets -- first and last

“Never write the first line if you already know the last.  
The best poem is the unwritten poem.”
--William Logan








Poetry

Tidbits and Advice...

I mentioned yesterday that I’m planning on starting blogging every day. I almost forgot today because it’s new. That, and I left work early with a massive headache. 534 more words

Celeste

Friday First Lines

Years and years ago I was given a First Line Challenge: Basically to identify the title and author of each of these books/stories. Some of them, I have to admit, I still haven’t identified. 241 more words

Reading

Famous First Words

We all know about it being ‘a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife’  (‘Pride and Prejudice’, Jane Austen), but there are many many others equally stunning, from proper literature, non-fiction and all the other sorts of writing.  1,380 more words

Creative Writing

First Words

In a week (a week!) my novel, Our Endless Numbered Days, will be published in the UK. I don’t have the words to express how excited I am. 249 more words

Writing

THE LINES THAT YANK ME INTO A STORY AND THE DIFFERENCES ACROSS GENRES

My friend and fellow author of Main Street, Jill James, blogged about reading this month. Jill got me thinking, as she usually does, about what grabs me by the throat and reels me in when I first fall in love with a book. 613 more words

Leigh's Posts

First Lines: Between Two Thorns

That night in Bath was the third time Sam’s beer bladder had got him into trouble.”

Something is wrong in Aquae Sulis, Bath’s secret mirror city. 118 more words

First Lines