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How to start a novel: First sentences and paragraphs | Now Novel

How to start a novel: First sentences, first paragraphs

Learning how to start a novel, how to write a great first sentence, paragraph or chapter, is key to writing books that pull readers in fast. What makes a first sentence or paragraph strong? Read examples from classics and bestselling novels, then get feedback on your own story opening: (more…)

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In medias res - steps for starting stories from the middle

In medias res: 6 steps to start stories from the middle

  The Latin term in medias res literally means ‘in the midst of things’ and describes a story that skips exposition and starts with events already underway. Read further explanation of this term and 6 steps to make your own in medias res story opening strong: Step 1: Choose a pivotal, emotional scene for your in medias […]

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