Monday, June 22, 2009

Happy Belated Father's Day!

Yesterday, my family and I enjoyed a day of fun and sun. We went to an outdoor mall and walked around, played in a fountain, and ate at a children's dinosaur themed restaurant (hubby's choice...he's such a kid). We had fun celebrating the fact that my kids have a wonderful father. It was also our sixth anniversary. It was nice...

My friend, Jeannie Campbell, had a wonderful post about father's on her blog. Stop by and leave her a note!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

In the Beginning...

The beginning of any novel is the most important part of the novel. The first sentence, first paragraph, first chapter--they set the tone for the rest of the novel. They give us insight into the plot, they create a powerful first impression of the main character. The beginning introduces us to the story.

I'm going to do something a little different in my blog. With certain subjects, I'm going to ask for your opinions BEFORE I post my thoughts on the subject.

What are your thoughts/opinions/insights concerning the beginning of a novel? What are the crucial elements? What holds your interest; what turns you off?