Win a copy of my creative writing guide in time for Christmas

BRIDGET WHELAN writer

boy in shadows leaping for joy

 Hurray! I’ve made it past the 200 ‘likes’ milestone on my creative writing facebook page. As promised I’m going to give away a paperback copy of BACK TO CREATIVE WRITING SCHOOL to one lucky reader. All you have to do is leave a comment HERE but as this is a creative writing guide and it’s Christmas I thought we should have some fun with it.
I want you to write the first sentence of a novel that has never been written. The opening of a novel is supposed to intrigue the reader, encourage them to read on. It’s hard to write and takes a lot of time to get it right (which is why authors often revise it so often it is actually the last thing written).

bored catNow I don’t expect anyone to dash off a brilliant first sentence – you’re busy, you have presents to buy and wrap, you…

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