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Author Topic: Ten Worst Story Openings  (Read 4602 times)
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« on: September 09, 2008, 08:06:40 AM »

Hmmmmmmmmmmm!

http://short.fictionfactor.com/articles/beginnings.html

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« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2008, 06:56:43 PM »

Oh, I don't know - I quite like, It was a dark and stormy night, as an opening line. It might be a tad passive, but it's certainly atmospheric afro
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« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2008, 02:51:16 AM »

I'm not sure I'd agree that they were story openings. They're more cliched plotlines and equally cliched lines within stories. I know the 'dark stormy night' one is, as that's part of the Bulwer-Lytton opening, isn't it?
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« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2008, 04:11:22 AM »

The anthologies from the Bulwer-Lytton prize are well worth getting hold of (try Abe).
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