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Offline MJTennant

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Opening Sentence - Opinion about strength
« on: July 09, 2019, 05:04:06 AM »
Hello all

I am studying different writing styles for opening sentences of a story.  I've been taught that your first sentence should be bold and get to the point but still mystify readers so that they want to read on (surely a bit of a contradiction) but also not to lure by deception etc.  Just wondered what you thought about this one.  My friend said she feels it a bit of a cliche - but isn't everything these days?  Everything I write feels like it's already been written somewhere else.  Is it true that there are no new ideas and that everything has already been done to death (sorry, having an off day).

Mum is forever saying, ‘you learn from your mistakes’; so why do I never seem to learn anything from mine?

Would love your thoughts.  Thanks so much.