Stephen King is one of the authors whose work we encountered in our Halloween Works Loved session. This week we’ll discuss his advice on writing a compelling opening sentence. As you’re reading King’s suggestions and examples, you may also think of opening lines that have drawn you into a text – if so, please bring them along to share with others!
“There’s one thing I’m sure about. An opening line should invite the reader to begin the story. It should say: Listen. Come in here. You want to know about this.” – Stephen King
Text: “Why Stephen King Spends ‘Months and Even Years’ Writing Opening Sentences” (2013) (LINK)
Time and Place:
- Wed 13 Oct 2019
- Arts 439 (Shackleton Room, 4th floor of the Arts building)
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About the Postgraduate Seminar:
This is an informal weekly reading group within the Department of English Literature. There will be tea, coffee and biscuits and you are very welcome.
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