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Motivation Monday: First lines

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once upon a time writing prompt via Quinn DombrowskiComing up with a first line can be one of the biggest challenges of writing. Use one, or all, of these first lines:

• Charlene leaned closer to the stranger and asked him to repeat what he said.

• I had been following the man with the tartan umbrella for more than an hour when he surprised me by stepping into a lingerie shop.

• Minji stood nervously on the rail platform watching passengers disembark.

• Amal stared down at his plate before cautiously taking a small bite.

• Ruby took a breath, and with a shaking hand, signed her name to the list.


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