May 9 – Guest Post – The First Sentence


What do you get when you get five authors in a bar at a conference and someone challenges them to each write a story starting with the same sentence? You get “The First Sentence”
The First Sentence Final (1)  Vicky Burkholder, Misty Simon, Victoria Smith, Natalie Damschroder, and Allison Hanson were at a conference in New Jersey a few years ago and were talking about how, if you give a bunch of authors a starting sentence, they’ll all write something unique. And Misty said, “We should do that!” And we did! Eventually. We have 5 novellas all starting with the same sentence and all incredibly different. We are REALLY proud of what we’ve done, so we hope you’ll check it out.



Today is Lost Sock Memorial Day, National Teachers Day, and the birthday of: J.M. Barrie, Richard Adams, Mona Van Duyn, Alan Bennett

Tip: Are the type of writer who likes to “out there” – sitting in the coffee shop with noise and chaos around you, typing away like crazy, or are you the type who likes to cocoon? Figure out what type of area works best for you and figure out how to get it.

Thought: “Talent is like a faucet, while it is open, one must write.” – Jean Anouilh

Teaser: Finish this: I closed my eyes, I held my nose and took a drink…

One thought on “May 9 – Guest Post – The First Sentence

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s