I am convinced I didn’t buy Reading Like a Writer to be inspired, but it is continually doing so. Years ago I went to see a counselor in part because in writing a story I couldn’t get further than a beginning. I love beginnings.
I have a story due by the end of the day Saturday. I am further along with it than a beginning but I haven’t quite found an ending. Today, as I read more of Reading Like a Writer, I may have received the wrong kind of inspiration as the author provides several wonderful examples of clever opening sentences to inspire my own creations.
While I am convinced my opening sentence could use some work, what I need more is a startling closing sentence. I believe that searching for it will lead me to the clues I need to have a complete story. A story with an ending. A story ready for a class on Sunday.