In January 2016, there was a hashtag going around Twitter: #FirstLineToMyNovel. Being a smartass, I wrote 18 of them. A few weeks later, I created a tumblr with a post for each of those lines, and added a plausible title, without knowing where the story might go. Over the next couple months, I tried to flesh out each one into a short story, using my usual "first draft is good enough" writing technique. One of those lines was similar enough to a story I'd already written, so I just went ahead and posted it. With the rest, I began adding to them a bit at a time, as time and inspiration allowed. Just to make things interesting, I set up some rules for me to follow: 1. Use the line from the tweet, verbatim, as the first line of the story. 2. Write start-to-finish. No rewrites or major edits. Clean up grammar and spelling only. 3. Write the stories on Tumblr itself. No writing offline. For the record, I broke each of those rules at least once, but tried to stick to them anyway.
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|Size: ||312 KB|
|Date published: || 2016|
|ISBN: ||9781365104343 (DRM-EPUB)|
|Read Aloud: ||not allowed|