Writing that perfect beginning

I’ll let you in on a little secret. There is no spoon. *dodges bullets*

For folks who did not get the obscure Matrix reference, don’t fret. For those who did, *high five*.

As human beings, all of us have stories to tell. Stories are born when our inherent creativity meets a general happening that we observe, experience or simply choose to believe in. And everyone likes a good story. *bangs desk to make a point*

As writers, we have the important job of being able to tell a good story. If you’ve been doing this a while, you would know that a good story is one that triggers a certain note with your reader; it could be a particular emotion, or a shared experience, or simply a bit of humor that makes them laugh at the end of a very tough and frustrating day.

It helps if you start…

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