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..

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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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