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How’s this for an opening?

I’m in the process (or about to begin the process) of revising the most recent YA SF proposal I sent to my agent, and I’m leaning toward taking it an entirely different way, turning it into a first-person adventure a la my Andy Nebula: Interstellar Rock Star. Old beginning:

Teetering on tiptoe atop a spindly plaster column, the Amazing Belgrani spun three times and vanished in a puff of purple smoke.

New beginning:

I never meant to destroy The City. It just sort of happened.

We’ll see how it goes…

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1 comment

  1. I like the new version better, myself. Much catchier.

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