"In response to something I wrote in the book roundup for April (about my once having eaten lunch with Cary Grant), Sylvia wrote the following sentence:
I once drank a beer in a dirt pit which had previously been Cary Grant’s swimming pool.
Lisa Kenney, who doesn’t miss much, immediately wrote to say that this was a GREAT opening sentence for a novel. I had thought the same thing; in fact, I’d figured out what the basic setup for the book would be. I’ll show you mine in a minute, but first, a contest:"For further details and contest rules, go here.
Monday, April 28, 2008
The Sylvia's Sentence Contest at Tim Hallinan's
Tim Hallinan has a new contest going on at The Blog Cabin. Here's a brief description:
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It is worth mentioning, for future reference, that the creative power which bubbles so pleasantly in beginning a new book quiets down after a time, and one goes on more steadily. Doubts creep in. Then one becomes resigned. Determination not to give in, and the sense of an impending shape keep one at it more than anything.