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There’s nothing like holding your blood, sweat and tears in your hands in the form of a printed book. There it is, a physical manifestation of countless hours of work, rejection, fears, praises and doubts. Some authors don’t think it is worth it. Some authors won’t write a book without putting it into print.

How many times have you watched a friend’s elation when they finished their book, got an agent, signed a contract, or just self-published?  I’m guessing it’s quite a few. I know for me it’s in the hundreds, if not thousands.

The WORST Opening Sentences!
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Did you know that there is actually a world-wide contest for the worst writing in literature?  Every year the Bulwer-Lytton Prize  (named after novelist/playwright  Edward George Bulwer-Lytton’s famous “it was a dark and stormy night...” ) is awarded by the English Department at San Jose University.  People are encouraged to submit an opening sentence for the “worst of all possible novels.”   

"What if a Contemporary Romance Novel Hero could actually give an interview? What would he tell us?  Read on for comedian "HogWild"s take on what a Hero might REALLY have to say for himself..."

On bitter winter nights as a child in Minnesota, I do not recall feeling cold, though there was a quarter-inch of ice on the inside of the windows. I was in love.

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