by katelyn
(north carolina)

Don't bore the readers to where they don't want to read the book anymore.
Have a catchy book name or start.
Like "Did you see that?" I stuttered. Because then they will want to find out what did that person see.

Comments for Bor-ing!!!!!!

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Jul 16, 2009
Some good, some bad.
by: NobodyGirl

Well, you're right in a way--you want something that pulls the reader in. But your example is cheap. The reader doesn't care about the characters or plot, why would they care that something surprised the characters? A better way is to give the reader something they've never seen before, never would have put together themselves. Think of the first line of One Hundred Years of Solitude. It involves death, which is a bit of a cheap trick, but the part about the first time he saw ice was brilliant. And you think, why does he think about ICE as he's dying? Ma

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