First Line Generator: 101 Sentences To Get You Started Writing

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Sometimes, the muse speaks through creative writing prompts.

And sometimes all you need is a single sentence to get you started on your next epic story.

Among the one sentence prompts you’ll find below, you’re sure to find at least one first line generator for a story you’ll love writing.

So, whether you’ve got a first name already picked out for your next main character or you’re starting with nothing but the will to write, enjoy the prompts below.

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Can You Start A Sentence with And or Other Conjunctions?

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You’re starting a sentence with and, and your detail-oriented friend suddenly erupts with “Pssh! You can’t start a sentence with a conjunction!” 

Strange. You weren’t aware starting sentences with conjunctions was verboten.

Even your English teacher did it. So, it must be okay, you argue. 

“Nope. It’s not correct,” your friend insists. Except your friend is WRONG! 

Okay, that was a sweeping generalization (much like what your friend said).

But there are plenty of situations where it’s completely fine to start a sentence with and. 

You’ve heard the expression, “Pause for effect”?

Read on to see how that applies.

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11 Of The Best Writing Prompts Books

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What writer wouldn’t love a writing prompts book?

If you’re reading this article, you’d probably like to know more about the options available and why you should consider any of them.

For the writer who already has a stockpile of journals, pens, and snacks, a book of writing prompts is the perfect gift to say, “I’m so proud of you, my writer friend, and since I can’t buy you coffee every day, this will help light up that brain of yours and get those fingers tapping out words.”

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How To Write Blackout Poetry To Restore Your Creative Energy

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What on earth is blackout poetry?

And how can it stoke the creative fire within you?

And what if you’re not really “the poetic type”?

Good news! Even if you’ve never met a poetry assignment that didn’t fill you with dread, you’re about to learn something that will change the way you think of poetry.

This is something you can do to de-stress and restore your energy, even while you’re tricking yourself into doing something creative.

And all you need are someone else’s words and something to write with.

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The Ultimate Strong Verbs List And Guide To Power Up Your Writing

Why should it matter so much whether your verbs are strong or weak?

And how do you even know if you’re using weak verbs?

If you know the answer to the question, “What is a verb?” and if you enjoy reading, it won’t take long to answer the bigger question of how to replace weak verbs with strong ones.

Because you know the purpose of the verb isn’t just to give you a pencil tracing of what’s going on.

It’s supposed to show you as much as possible with an economy of words.

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The Writer’s Handy List Of 111 Negative Adjectives To Describe A Person

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Your antagonist is such a jerk! You just know your readers will classify this person as one of the worst fictional people ever created.

You’re so proud. 

If you need to describe this person, though, you’re not sure of the best words to use.

Where’s a list of negative adjectives when you need one? 

Look through the generous list below for just the right words.

You’ll know them when you hear them. 

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23 Things to Write About For Your Next Nonfiction Book

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You’re sitting at your computer (or with a pen and paper) making a list of things to write about for your next nonfiction book — which will be even better than the last one.

No pressure finding a topic.

But you’re still stuck on book idea number one.

And your renegade brain is still working on that last conversation you had and what you should have said.

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