"What I love about opening sentences is the complete lack of rules, how each writer gets to decide how best to guide a reader into their narrative. A writer, after all, is the instructor for the experience of their own work, and the opening sentence––after the book design, title, and epigraph––is among the reader’s first impressions. Opening sentences are not to be written lightly."
#jonathan russell clark
"There are two reasons why people don’t talk about things; either it doesn’t mean anything to them, or it means everything"