Another Hidden Springs Mystery on the Way

Ann H Gabhart Ann's Posts, One Writer's Journal 14 Comments

For an author, there’s nothing quite like holding in your hand that book that you’ve spent many long hours writing. You started with a shimmer of an idea. You added characters. You built a setting. You entangled your characters into all sorts of situations. Maybe some fun ones. Or romantic ones, or even dangerous ones for a mystery like Murder …

There Has to Be a First Sentence

Ann H Gabhart Ann's Posts, One Writer's Journal

It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen. That’s a famous first sentence from George Orwell’s novel 1984 published in 1949. The sentence lets you know at once that this story is no ordinary story.  Every story has to have a first sentence. That first sentence needs to not only pull the reader into a …