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Old November 12th, 2002, 06:59 PM   #52
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<b>Borrow a Beginning</b>

Sometimes a writer needs a jump start. Borrowing a beginning from another writer, a poem, an overheard phrase, can be just the inspiration to take us past our reluctance and onto the page. Another nice aspect about borrowing from another writer is that it forces you to begin in the middle of a story. Here are a few beginnings to get you started:

* As I walked into the darkened room, I sensed that something was different.
* When the phone rang at two in the morning, I knew ____________
* Ever since ______ died, I've gotten into the strangest habits.
* Last night I had that dream again, the one I told you about last time.
* If I looked like Jolene, I swear, I'd
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