Tag Archives: Patricia MacLachlan

My Favorite First Line(s)

Lea Wait:  The first line of a book or short story is usually the hardest to write. The best lines encapsulate the tone of the book, capture the reader, and hook him or her into the plot and main character. All in one … Continue reading

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Take Your Child to A Bookstore Day (December 3)

  Lea Wait, here. First, I have to admit an addiction. When days are dreary, stories are stubborn and editing just seems to make my work worse, not better …. I turn not to whiskey or cigarettes, those classic writerly crutches, … Continue reading

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