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This is the beginning to my novel. I tried to make it interesting by creating a strong character and introducing the readers to her early on. I open with speech as I think this is a very effective technique and very attention-grabbing

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This is the beginning to my novel. I tried to make it interesting by creating a strong character and introducing the readers to her early on. I open with speech as I think this is a very effective technique and very attention-grabbing. I also try by adding a small amount of curiosity in the last few lines. Hopefully the reader will want to read on. Putnam County Spelling Bee "If I loose then I suppose it'll be alright 'cause I'll be upset for a little while but then I'll rise above it. ...read more.

Middle

She normally had beautiful tanned clear skin, from her mother and bright, burning eyes from her father. Normally she had rose cheeks and a thirst for knowledge but not now. Her father, well, she'd never met him but those who had, said they looked the same. She didn't mind he'd failed as her dad- "I can't miss him 'cause I don't know what there is to miss" she would say if someone asked. Ashley cared for her small family, she was the elder of two, her younger sister Tori was the attention seeker, Ashley being the caring, more intelligent of the two; Tori not so much careless, just more outgoing. ...read more.

Conclusion

She would paint the scenes form her books, there was more than enough of Ashley's work hung up in the Manning flat. The rest she gave to the local Liberian, Mrs.Shears or to her teacher or Rex, her friend from school. Ashley loved her life and everything around her, she was content, and inspirational some would say. But as I looked at her now, I could see something else, a secret, and not a good one, a menacing secret. I more like a rigid feeling she was keeping deep inside, and you could tell, it was eating at her insides and building up like a thundering storm. ...read more.

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