Episode 1 – Beginnings

Anna and I talk about our writing ambitions, as well as, our goal for the podcast in 2019. We talk about our personal goals for the next three months and discuss tips for increasing focus.

Listen to hear a quote from the beginnings of Charles Dicken’s Tale of Two Cities and Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina. Both emphasise the dangers of striving to be perfect in the beginning, since everything changes during the editing process.


What makes an effective beginning?

There are a number of factors that make a reader want to read further. If an author creates an air of mystery or intrigue, or asks a question that the reader wants an answer to, they are likely to continue reading. 

Can you add your favourite beginnings to our list?

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