No, really, I promise. Ok, well, this one may take me a little while...
I'm not against writing for the sheer joy of it. Without a plan or prior thought, you'll sometimes end up with a rough draft worth revising.
— Elizabeth Lyon, Manuscript Makeover
Beginnings are the most difficult to write well, and success in getting to first base with a literary agent or publisher hinges on them.
A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author.
— G.K. Chesterton
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