Lady Tamara (agdhani) wrote in 1_million_words,
Lady Tamara
agdhani
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NaNoWriMo 2019: Day 1--Where to Begin?

Day 1 Word Count Target: 1667

Fridays posts will typically contain a writing-related quote, musical inspiration, and anything else I think might be helpful to add in. Since this is both Day 1 and a Friday...we're here with a double whammy.

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https://www.youtube.com/user/SoulCandleMusic

This YouTube Channel features a variety of sets of a 'coffeehouse' variety, some culturally tuned, some jazzy...take your pick. Great background music for those who like to write in a cafe setting without needing to leave your home ;) Here's an example:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNWC4NMWfe8

Since we're jumping in at the beginning, as we prepare to tackle those first words on the page, today's topic is Starting Point. Whether you're a writer who likes to jump into the action with your first sentence or begin with a dream sequence, we all look for just the right way to begin. I know some dislike stories that begin with a dream or a prologue, while others love them. I don't think there's any 'wrong' way to begin...so long as the goal of hooking your audience is met. Do you agree?

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How do you like to begin? What do you find most difficult to do? Do you prefer 1st Person narrative, 3rd Person, or something else?
Tags: challenge: nano!
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