The mountain of crumpled paper is gone, and gone with it is the fog that had enveloped your brain. The first sentence of your novel is shooting fireworks off the page and excitement is bubbling up inside you as you write the rest of the first paragraph. Your fingers are vigorously tapping the keys on your computer while words practically tumble from your ears.
|My fingers are vigorously tapping the keys on my computer!|
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Good! Because just as important as the first sentence is the content that follows it to create the first chapter.
Personally, I absolutely deplore a book that doesn’t cut to the chase and start telling an interesting story right from the first few pages. I like books that are exciting from the first sentence, the first page, the first chapter, and doesn’t let up for a single second.
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Now what are you waiting for? START WRITING!
QUESTION: Do you like fast-paced books or books that are slower-paced?