Monthly Archives: March 2012

Famous First Lines Quiz Answers

Here are the answers to the quiz I posted last week about the first lines of famous books, or famous first lines that are just incredible.  1. “It was a dark and stormy night.”           (Y) Edward George Bulwer-Lytton, Paul … Continue reading


First Lines Quiz

Canadian author Crawford Kilian is attributed with saying: “The first line of a novel is like the first four notes of Beethoven’s Fifth: everything else follows from it.” Many authors (and readers) know that the first line of a novel is … Continue reading


The Importance of Learning

OK. I have been a little busy this past couple of weeks preparing a talk for Sacrament Meeting. I gave the talk today, and it went well enough I guess. Now I need to catch up on my blog (I … Continue reading

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