After all the work I’ve been doing on my sequel, I’m sort of written out, but I’ll try to scrape together a blog post for you. ^_^ It might be difficult, however, as we’re having lovely weather here right now, and it’s soooo hard not to be out in it.
I was reading an internet post the other day (I can’t remember where) and it was talking about cliched beginnings of novels. Specifically, it was talking about sci-fi/fantasy beginnings, but I know that all genres have cliches that we writers are taught to avoid, but that still make it into very successful novels written by brilliant authors. Nevertheless, I was wondering what beginnings you thought were cliches. I’ve thought of two to get you going:
Opening with a dream
A prologue that will be difficult to understand until the end of the book
Now, I really don’t mind either of these. I think agents and such just quote them as something they’re sick of seeing because they read so many openings. I know there are more. Throw ’em out here!