Aug 7, 2009 by

Round 1: Write the opening sentence of your novella

The perils of motherhood had grown far more treacherous with the advent of the Internet.

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  1. This sounds interesting. But either this has anything to do with Twitter or I’m missing the point. Either way, great opening sentence!

  2. The contestants wrote on Twitter only for the pre-competition portion, which took part in July. The Twitter platform was used as a way for them to introduce themselves to the readers and to get to know each other. The competition writing will all take place on this website. You can’t write a novella on Twitter (or you can, but who wants to read one 140 characters at a time?)

  3. A novella on Twitter is a great idea, but I was actually commenting on UTAH’s sentence. I was assuming the opening line was leading to a story with Twitter as a component of the plot, as it did have the word ‘Internet’. He he. Sorry for that.

  4. Since we don’t know what’s in store for Round 2, I’m trying to not to think ahead on the plot yet, Kuyerjudd. So I suppose my answer to your question is: I don’t know!

  5. My first thought was negative but it grows on you and it may be very topical.

  6. craig

    “The advent of the internet” is reminiscent. I’d read more

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