This post was originally published at Novelicious.com and is now at WritingTipsOasis.com. WritingTipsOasis.com acquired Novelicious.com in June 2022.
This week, grab the book nearest to you and copy out the very first sentence.
In our case, it would be the first line of Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud:
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"How angry am I? You don’t want to know. Nobody wants to know about that."
Next, continue from that line and write a paragraph or two moving the story forward in a way that's completely different to its original plot. Get creative and really change things up.
Feel free to copy your efforts in the comments here, too. We’d love to see what you come up with.