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The Best First Sentences From the Contest Entries

Along with some general thoughts based on skimming the contest stories

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Of course, it’s a little do-or-die here for the writer. A really bad first line can convince me not to buy a book — because, god, I’ve got plenty of books already — and an unappealing style in the first moments is reason enough to scurry off.




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Mary DeVries

Mary DeVries

The older I get, the less I know. That won’t stop me from writing about everything and anything under the sun. Join me in delighting and despairing about life.

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