Tricia asked me to share the writing exercise I used, so here it is:
I took it from the kickstart section of the SCBWI site (Kickstart #9):
There are ten opening sentences. Everybody picked one at random and wrote the rest of the opening paragraph (or in some cases two or three paragraphs). In case you're interested what I had to build from -- I had #3.
3. As Samantha gazed across the dance floor at Jason, her heart sank.
Wasn't exactly the genre I normally write, but that's probably a good thing for the exercise.
To continue the theme, everbody is to bring an exceptional opening paragraph from a published book.
All in all, I think the whole thing worked.
My favorite opening that someone selected was:
4. The hamster had lived in Mrs. Bottom's 3rd Grade Classroom for a year now and
only one person had heard him speak.
Happy Writing and thanks to the SCBWI site for last night's kickstart.
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