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How Important Is The First Sentence?

How Important Is The First Sentence?

randomaccount282

It matters a lot, so to avoid readers judging your writing too soon, I would advise that you simply don’t write a first sentence. Start with the second sentence, then they’ll be forced to keep reading.


_burgernoid_

Brilliant!


Outlaw11091

Sounds scary. Not warm and inviting. I would close the book and burn it after reading such drivel. Best to avoid words like "plague" or "Ye". Are you fully committed to the exclamation marks? Here, this is how I would rewrite: "" Hope that helps. Edited to add quotes around example.


_burgernoid_

I thought it was a little too intense for the opening of a children’s book, but your suggestion is a better fit.


VestorTroy

Maybe add "kind sir" at the end to offset the intensity and confuse the children.


TeaCupMania

The sentence is interesting, I guess. But it would really sell better with more caps.


_burgernoid_

WOE! PLAGUE BE UPON YE!


TeaCupMania

Hmm.. actually not feeling it. Is there a way to add more caps? I’m not sure, I might have to make a post about it and get back to you. (But I probably won’t because I want writing advice but don’t want to follow through with anything.)


Bradley-Blya

# WOE PLAGUE BE UPON YEET


TeaCupMania

Finally some good fucking literature.


AnxietySpren

What's the most important a person can write? Always the next one. -The God Emperor of Writing, BrandoSando


johno_mendo

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Paul_Quince_Author

I find it a bit gaudy, perhaps Woe! Pox upon all of Ye!


PM_ME_UR_GOOD_IDEAS

Have you already forgotten the Pickle Rick Approach?


_burgernoid_

The Pickle Rick Approach? Where can I learn of this power?