The Opening Paragraph’s Mystery
There is an ingredient of uncertainty that preys as the Nemesis upon the catch–of the Opening Paragraph’s mystery.
Each and every essay, every editorial expression, every self-published article of human interest we refer to as “our blog” cries with the weight of responsibility to be meaningful in a real way–to be worthy, as Authors to hit that Publish button.
The new issue; the new publication is such an exciting thing.
The question is: “Just where to start?”
While I always know where I want to be; where I want to take my readers to, I always think to myself, “What carefully penned words are there that I may grab his attention—grab her from the start–and then, for just an unending moment, to cultivate the heart and romance of my reader wherever they may be on this planet while reading this?”
To begin the Beginning.
A Reader is such a precious gift–a someone who has chosen to spend a few moments of their living to stop and just be with you–be with your mind and travel along with you into the thinking, and the meditation, and the knowing, and the believing.
Blogging is like having a Monopoly Chance card that reads, “This is YOUR creative boardwalk. Make it fun, and write about it.” My Master Muses say, “Seek to create a soulful masterpiece, each and every expression of thought. “
Composing the introduction to a body of work is creating the first impression that a writer hopes impels the reader to set a spell, and be under the magic of her sword–her mighty pen. It must be inviting whilst also being intellectually intriguing to the sensibilities within the mind…A series of thoughts, painted with words, escorting the reader across the threshold into the story.
And thus, it is for me here–to look at you and say with the heart of one Master, Henry Longfellow, “Great is the art of beginning, but greater the art is of ending.”
Word, Peace and Love, The Poetry Chic. XO
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