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Stuck on the first sentence of my novel?

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Answer #1 | 23/12 2013 07:58
Typical - though Katie couldn't bring herself to believe it.
Positive: 76 %
Answer #2 | 23/12 2013 08:02
You could describe about her...like how old is she,where she was born,her parents.. Etc. then after that when she got to the city describe how dead and eerily quiet it is. I mean does it look like a normal world or is it destruction looking? And also you should like have another survivor n it and they both meet ?
Positive: 70 %
Answer #3 | 23/12 2013 08:15
you could call her Kaly Finch... or not. just a thought :)
Positive: 50 %
Answer #4 | 23/12 2013 08:16
Katie Lynch. The name that no longer has a meaning.
Positive: 18 %
Answer #5 | 23/12 2013 08:18
Use the first sentence you have and move on. It is neither terrific nor dreadful. Obsessing over every word and asking opinions on every sentence is the surest way to guarantee you will never finish anything.
Positive: 10 %
Answer #6 | 23/12 2013 08:19
I see a problem worse than the opening line. If the world has become dsytopian because of a pandemic, why is anyone living in a city? Germs and viruses spread easily when there are a bunch of people living so closely together, so the cities would die out first. Add to that, infrastructure is gone, so how would anyone get their food in a city? And, where are they going to the bathroom? The cities are completely contaminated and don't make good farming land. So, you have an idea. A girl lives in a desolate place. That's not a plot. That's an idea. Since you have her still living in a city, it's not a very good one.
Positive: 10 %

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