“First sentences are promissory notes. Whether they foreshadow plot, sketch in characters, establish mood, or jump-start arguments, the road ahead of them stretches invitingly and all things are, at least for the moment, possible.”
Stanley Fish, in How to Write a Sentence, quoted in The Writer, Sept 2011
Promissory notes. I like that. I’ve had Fish’s book for months and haven’t read it yet. I should put it at the top of my TBR stack.
Oh, I hope you love it! I saw a book of his essays in B&N after Christmas, but Mount TBR is threatening the Rockies, so I restrained myself … .
Hi, saw your link on Writer Unboxed and thought I’d shoot over and say hi.
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