From the seasoned one…

Back to writing tips!  Today’s tip: sentence starts.

Another common mistake of newbies is to start most sentences with either the name of the character or He/She.  It takes a lot to get out of the habit.  This is where it pays to look at books of favorite authors.  Notice how they start a sentence.

Instead of:

He looked out the window and was amazed to see the sun.

Try:

Looking out the window, he was amazed to see the sun.

It just takes a little concentration and a bit of thought as you work.  Trust me, soon it will become an ingrained habit you won’t have to think about as much.

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