November is National Novel Writing Month. National Novel Writing Month is aÂ hardcore deadlineÂ approach to novel writing. Participants begin writing November 1 in an attemptÂ to write a 175-page (50,000-word) novel by midnight, November 30.
I don’t know how valuable an endeavor like this is, but withÂ a single month to write a novel, there is obviously very little time for re-writes and polishing. And so there will no doubt be many trite and awkward first sentences and descriptions floating about. A lot of “It was a dark and stormy night” and “The sea heaved and churned, like Oprah’s stomach afterÂ too many enchiladas andÂ pork rinds” type lines will find their way onto the page.
So what areÂ the best and most hilarious first sentences toÂ a novel or descriptive sentences that you can create?
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