Tell us a story to win
At our BlogFest session Cracking yarns and tall tales: how to tell a better story, our esteemed panel offered their top writing tips and tricks - as well as sharing the opening lines from other writers that they love.
So we're challenging you to take one of those famous openings, and write a blog post to finish off the story. The post can take whatever form you like - any length, style and subject matter - just begin it with this admirably brief first line from Herman Koch's The Dinner, as chosen by Lionel Shriver:
"We were going out to dinner"...
Share your post on the linky below by Sunday 24 November.
Our Chair from the BlogFest session, and Mumsnet Ed, Sarah Crown will select her fave post and send the winning blogger a lovely big box o' books (to offer yet more writing inspiration).
So get writing - and good luck!