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Today on Twitter….

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  • 10:54 RT @Kid_Lit: Queries read so far today: 14. Samples starting w/ character waking up in morning: 5. Don’t do this. Seriously. Don’t. #
  • 11:01 Apparently the notes I made on this full aren’t going to just translate themselves into a form that will make sense to others. #
  • 11:14 RT @Jess_Wade: Starting book when the character wakes up reminds me of other peeve, when protag is… a novelist! With FEW exceptions, bad. #
  • 11:15 RT @kate_mckean: No starting with waking up, yes! But also, no starting with smelling/drinking/making coffee either. So cliche. #
  • 11:17 RT @Ginger_Clark: Only way you can start book with character waking up is how lead in #sandmanslim wakes up: ascending from hell and on fire #
  • 11:20 Yes, starting with the character waking up can work if you’re doing something especially interesting with it. Most rules have exceptions. #
  • 11:20 And yes, I know the fact that there are exceptions makes the whole thing frustrating sometimes. #
  • 11:24 .@alcanlin It depends. If they’re going to sleep thinking about things as a device for the writer to convey background, usually yes. #
  • 11:36 .@alcanlin Much of the time, starting with a dream is just like starting with waking up, only set a few minutes sooner. #
  • 11:37 Stupid twitter. I’m supposed to be working! #

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Written by incognito

19 November 2009 at 11:55 pm

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