101 Best Beginnings Ever Written

101 Best Beginnings Ever Written

A Romp Through Literary Openings for Writers and Readers!

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Gardners Books
Bestselling author (Matador and Death of Manolete) and contributor for The Writer Barnaby Conrad follows up his acclaimed 101 Best Scenes Ever Written with 101 Best Beginnings Ever Written. Readers will continue their delightful romp through literature guided and instructed by Conrad’s insights and annotations. For writers and readers, the first part of every story is the most important. Conrad has identified twelve types of beginnings, providing captivating examples such as Ambrose Bierce’s opening sentence to his short story “An Imperfect Conflagration”: Early one June morning in 1872 I murdered my father—an act which made a deep impression on me at the time. Writers will learn how to start their stories with forceful, compelling prose that hooks their readers from page one; casual readers will delight in the cleverness of the authors’ openings and Conrad’s insightful comments.

Book News
"Early one June morning in 1872 I murdered my father--an act which made a deep impression on me at the time." Thus begins Ambrose Bierce's short story, "An Imperfect Conflagration." In this book for writers and general readers, Conrad, author of 101 Best Scenes Ever Written, identifies 12 different types of beginnings for novels and stories, and compiles examples from well-known contemporary and classic writers. The examples, and Conrad's comments, will help writers learn to craft compelling beginnings of their own. Conrad is the founder of the Santa Barbara Writers Conference. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Ingram Publishing Services
Barnaby Conrad follows up his acclaimed ""101 Best Scenes Ever Written"" with ""101 Best Beginnings Ever Written."" Readers will continue their delightful romp through literature guided and instructed by Conrad's insights and annotations. For writers and readers, the first part of every story is the most important. Conrad has identified twelve types of beginnings, providing captivating examples such as Ambrose Bierce's opening sentence to his short story ""An Imperfect Conflagration"" Early one June morning in 1872 I murdered my father--an act which made a deep impression on me at the time. Writers will learn how to start their stories with forceful, compelling prose that hooks readers from page one; casual readers will delight in the cleverness of the various authors' opening lines and in Conrad's insightful comments.


Independent Publishing Group
Barnaby Conrad follows up his acclaimed 101 Best Scenes Ever Written with 101 Best Beginnings Ever Written. Readers will continue their delightful romp through literature guided and instructed by Conrad’s insights and annotations. For writers and readers, the first part of every story is the most important. Conrad has identified twelve types of beginnings, providing captivating examples such as Ambrose Bierce’s opening sentence to his short story ?An Imperfect Conflagration”: Early one June morning in 1872 I murdered my father?an act which made a deep impression on me at the time. Writers will learn how to start their stories with forceful, compelling prose that hooks readers from page one; casual readers will delight in the cleverness of the various authors’ opening lines and in Conrad’s insightful comments.


Publisher: Fresno, Calif. : Quill Driver Books, [2009]
Copyright Date: ©2009
ISBN: 9781884956867
1884956866
Branch Call Number: 808.3 CONRA
Characteristics: 182 pages ; 23 cm
Notes: Includes index

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