Elements of Fiction (65)
Element 65: Curiosity
Here is another close relative to both Opening and Attention. If you can grab the reader’s Attention and stoke his Curiosity with your open paragraph, well, if you know how to follow through, you might have a masterpiece on your hands.
I think that Sol Stein would agree based on this quote, “The ideal goals of an opening paragraph are: To excite the reader’s…