Olga Hopkins

A few days ago I casually challenged my fellow bloggers to have a go at an idea I came up with (which had probably already been invented, but I hadn’t heard of it). The challenge was to write a post using the first line of each of a batch of novels. I call it First Liners, or First Line Flash. Kate, at aroused, didn’t have any novels to hand, so – being a calm person – she calmly pulled together an excellent piece from the books around her – children’s books and self help books! You wouldn’t think it would work, but she did an amazing You won’t notice the seams unless you look for them..

20 thoughts on “Olga Hopkins

  1. It’s interesting how different it sounded given the types of books she used. Interesting exercise. Have you ever thought about being a writing coach, Jane? Starting a local writing club? There’s a sad lack of them around here…

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  2. Jane, you know you can’t give me that sort of challenge and expect me to leave it alone. So I’m going to collect 25 novels , copy the first lines and see what I can do. we have over 4,000 books in the house so I may just manage it. Don’t hold your breath!

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    1. I’ll look forward to your post, Anton. With that many opening lines, you could write a whole new novel!

      My father, who, amongst other things, was a talented artist, used to say that it often helps to limit the palette. In this instance, it would certainly make it less time-consuming.


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