"Break up the larger story into its components, make sure you understand the exact function of each component (a story is like a machine with numerous gears: it should contain no gear that doesn't turn something), and after each component has been carefully set in place, step back and have a look at the whole. Then rewrite until the story flows as naturally as a river, each element so blending with the rest that no one, not even yourself two years from now, can locate the separate parts."
The First Line Blogfest
Hosted by Brenda Drake
We're supposed to keep our entries posted for a few days, especially with the number of participants. So, for its encore performance, I present . . .
My first line:
I crouched in my favorite box elder tree, fourth branch up from the ground and only one branch over from my sister’s piñata.
Pink pony piñata . . . check.
Invisibility . . . check.
Cup of worms . . . check.
I crouched in my favorite box elder tree, fourth branch up from the ground and only one branch over from my sister’s piñata. The perfect place for a ninja ambush. I just needed those girly girls to come a little bit closer.