How not to begin your book

Here and here are two articles on book openings that are way, WAY overdone. Ooh! And here‘s another.

I’m guilty of a prologue or two, and the very first book of my children’s trilogy opens with the character waking up. But none of my characters ever, ever look in a mirror and describe what they see. Ugh!

And here’s a pretty (perturbed) kitty for this week:


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I write books (mainly adventure fantasy for kids and young adults), real-time twittertales, and a blog of Daily Awesomeness. @Louise_Curtis_ and My fantasy ebook is on sale at

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