First Impressions with First Lines

Once upon a time. . . it was tradition to begin a story with those words. Today, making first impressions with first lines is a skill all authors need. Today’s reader will accept the “once upon a time” opening only for a certain type of story. Other types of stories need a different style of… Continue reading First Impressions with First Lines

Do the Pros Measure Up to the Lucky 7 Meme?

I had a lot of fun with the Lucky 7 Meme that swept through the blogosphere not too long ago, but it made me think. Would the blogging game work for published work?  In other words, do the Pros measure up? Remember, you go to page 77, down 7 lines, and share 7 lines or… Continue reading Do the Pros Measure Up to the Lucky 7 Meme?