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34 minutes ago, Wes B said:

It looks like ItWasADarkAndStormyNight.com is an available domain name. 


I'm kinda disappointed. I was sure that someone, somewhere would have grabbed it to do something silly, but noooooo...

  How about this?

     Noah dealt with 40 dark and stormy nights and days upon the Ark.

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This is a famous (or infamous) opening line, which I am always tempted to use.  But I am curious as to where you get your opening lines, or do you start your writing?  On those dark and story nights w

Here's something else I've noticed.  I've been a member of a Presbyterian Church for over 50 years.  When we say the Lord's Prayer we use the words, "Forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors".

As of right now, I see that there are 95 replies to this topic, "It Was a Dark and Stormy Night".  This topic was started on Saturday evening, and the discussions are going off in all directions.  If

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     Or how about this?

     It's been a bright and sunny day here on Long Island, and very warm.  This afternoon I actually opened my window all the way, letting fresh air into my room.  My feelings of depression were instantly gone, and I'm still feeling so much better.

     Praise the Lord!  In Jesus Name.  Amen.


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Oh, yeah! I had to write a short story (17 pages) for a Creative Writing class. The original story did not have Dyno. Cherry simply ran away and arrived at the horse-rescue ranch. Someone told me it would make a great novel, and I ignored it. Then I came here, and everything I read encouraged me to do the book.

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49 minutes ago, carolinamtne said:

It was people here that kept me going once I started it as a novel.


That's probably why this thread is so long and wandering. We write because we get encouragement. Our ideas come in response to community.

 I have a theory that our wandering interactions answer the original question better than our direct answers. We show while we are telling. 

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On 3/20/2021 at 7:06 PM, suspensewriter said:

This is a famous (or infamous) opening line, which I am always tempted to use.

Here are the two opening sentences from my first novel:



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