First Impression Matters

by Chibuzo
(Abuja, Nigeria)

Whatever you are writing, wait for inspiration about the choice of words and language construction for the first paragraph.

The first paragraph is like the door with a tag on it. What it says determines who comes in. Sometimes, getting the right preamble, introduction, overview and the what-nots, can be tiring, but if you could exercise the patience to wait for those words that come by inspiration, it makes the rest of the writing much easier. It lays a path for you to just stroll along from idea to idea.

Always give that first paragraph your best shot, no matter how long it takes - it sure is worth it!

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Mar 26, 2012
Short and snappy does the trick!
by: Amy

I know exactly what you mean! the first paragraphs are so hard, because you have to grab the reader's attention and try to keep it there!

When I write, I use short sentences to start chapters off, like this:

"It was like an attack."

This will grab the readers and keep them there, as they will want to know what was like an attack.

As I am a teen, writing is difficult, but I'm trying so hard to extend my range of vocabulary, and if reading and writing will do that, I'm prepared to do anything.

Jan 03, 2011
The writer's solitutude
by: Simon Chima Nwachukwu. New zealand.

As a writer, one has to be always prepared to jot down notes as the inspiration hits. It doesnt matter where one is. The voices that speak at very solitary moments usually brings the best ideas to bear. At such moment even when tired in bed , get up and write the ideas down.

I always have my cell phone ready to speak and record my voice at such moments when i can't write; then develope them later. never loose out on those key moments.

Nwachukwu Simon Chima
New Zealand.

Aug 04, 2010
Exactly
by: Dillon

The first part of any writing needs to set a standard of excellence which exhibits the quality of the literature the reader is about to engage in.

Jun 22, 2010
The incredible first sentence
by: Griffin

The first sentence is VITAL (the ending, of course, being the zenith of the piece). As a writer, you need to hook the reader early and drag them through your ideas. When you have writing that mesmerizes the reader to a point, they are craving more simply because of the first sentence...you are destined for greatness.

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