Thursday, June 21, 2012

Story openings

Anton Chekhov:
I let myself go at the beginning and write with an easy mind, but by the time I get to the middle I begin to grow timid and to fear my story will be too long.... That is why the beginning of my stories is always very promising and looks as though I were starting on a novel, and the middle is huddled and timid, and the end is ... like fireworks.
Even the greats struggle sometimes...

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