✒️ Writers’ Wisdom ~ Opening Paragraph to Ralph Ellison’s Novel, Invisible Man

Opening Paragraph to Ralph Ellison’s “Invisible Man.” I am an invisible man. No, I am not a spook like those … More

✒️ Writers’ Wisdom ~ Opening Paragraph to Franz Kafka’s, Metamorphosis

Opening Paragraph to Franz Kafka’s novel, Metamorphosis As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams he found himself transformed … More

✒️ Writers’ Wisdom ~ Shirley Jackson’s Opening Paragraph in “The Haunting of Hill House”

Opening Paragraph from Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House No live organism can continue for long to exist sanely under … More

✒️ Writers’ Wisdom ~ Jack London’s Opening Paragraph in “White Fang”

Opening Paragraph in Jack London’s novel, White Fang Dark spruce forest frowned on either side of the frozen waterway. The trees … More

✒️ Writers’ Wisdom ~ Roald Dahl’s Opening Paragraph to The Witches

Opening Paragraph of Roald Dahl’s, The Witches In fairy-tales, witches always wear silly black hats and black coats, and they … More

✒️ Writers’ Wisdom ~ Oscar Wilde’s Opening Paragraph in “The Picture of Dorian Gray”

The Opening Paragraph from Oscar Wilde’s “The Picture of Dorian Gray” The studio was filled with the rich odour of … More

✒️ Writers’ Wisdom ~ Willeford’s Opening Paragraph in His Novel, Pickup

Charles Willeford’s Opening Paragraph in his novel, Pickup It must have been around a quarter to eleven. A sailor came in … More

✒️ Writers’ Wisdom ~ Hemingway’s Opening Paragraph in “A Farewell to Arms”

Opening Paragraph, A Farewell to Arms, by Ernest Hemingway In the late summer of that year we lived in a … More