This is a writing exercise from the book, What If?
According to the book, many writers begin their stories in the middle of action. This draws the reader in, encouraging them to find out what’s going on.
Your job, should you choose to accept it, is to write five opening sentences that begin in the middle of the action. Below are my attempts:
- She tossed her mane of fiery red hair and glared at him, her slender form stiff.
- The house burned in eerie silence; the blue flames seemed to dance in glee like a child with a new toy.
- Mr. Wellington smiled down at his daughter looking so angelic in her communal white gown as she stood before the visiting bishop.
- The roaring seemed to come from everywhere and nowhere; everyone looked about in confusion.
- The baby cried, but there was none to hear it.
Please leave your own attempts in the comments below if you like.
See you on the flipside and don’t forget your towel and sonic screwdriver!