The Importance (or otherwise) of Opening Sentences

So you've spent ages crafting that perfect opening sentence to your novel. You've discarded several attempts and rewritten several others. Finally you have it: precise words, in a precise order, all selected and carefully arranged to both grab the reader's attention and convey to them a precise sense of what they're in for should they … Continue reading The Importance (or otherwise) of Opening Sentences

Fabulous Links to Free Online Fiction

Because sometimes I like to be nice, I give you the delicious swag of short fiction that has been accumulating in my browser tabs over the past couple of months: "For Want of a Nail" by Mary Robinette Kowal which just won the Hugo Award for Best Short Story. "The Wolves of Brooklyn" by Catherynne … Continue reading Fabulous Links to Free Online Fiction