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On opening sentences: “If in the first chapter a hurricane is going to blow down an oak tree which falls through the kitchen roof, there's no need to first describe the kitchen.”
— James Thayer, Author Magazine
Scenes are the workhorse of fiction. Characters hold the reins and call out the commands.
— Elizabeth Lyon, Manuscript Makeover
Write without pay until somebody offers to pay.
— Mark Twain
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