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February 07, 2005

Beginning a Novel...

Jordan Kare shoots and scores:

Making Light: More on the Atlanta Nights story: An enthusiastic teacher of creative writing was lecturing his students: 'Your characters must come alive on the page! If you are to be a great writer, you must bring your characters to life in your first paragraph... nay! in your very first sentence!'

And from the back of the room, a deep voice intoned, 'Marley was dead, to begin with.'

Posted by DeLong at February 7, 2005 09:23 PM