The Secret

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If you want to get ahead in your writing, then, as Christie says, at the very least you must get started. Your challenge is to at least start with something. Try just one page, or half of a page, or even just a paragraph, or one sentence.

Here is one example of a sentence that grabs the attention.

“Call me Ishmael. Some years ago – never mind how long precisely – having little or no money in my purse, and nothing particular to interest me on shore, I thought I would sail about a little and see the watery part of the world.”

Now, THAT is a hook, but the only reason we have this classic in print today is because Melville STARTED.


“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” — Agatha Christie


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